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How to choose a job

Most of us won’t be celebrities! A lot of people don’t end up getting their dream job, but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle!

Making that tough decision about which career path to go down after graduation is the first hurdle in life after university. Some graduates, those lucky people who have a career plan, will already be on their way. We wish them well! For those people who are still debating what to do, let us enlighten your world on how to choose a job.

Grown-up jobs

The only person who knows what you want to do is you. At the end of the day, it all boils down to job satisfaction. Different people are satisfied by different things – it is really important to get to grips with what makes you tick. Self-analysis and reflection are the essential building blocks of your career.

What are you good at?

You need to know what you’re good at, and what your skills are. It’s a case of thinking about what you want, and identifying the areas that are right for you. More often than not, you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised by all the jobs you could really enjoy, but never thought you would.

Set yourself a wish list of what you want from a job. Here are some to get you started off:

• Money and earning potential
• Job location
• The size and type of company or organisation
• Working Hours
• The type of work
• The purpose of the work
• Opportunities for career progression

The most important thing to concider when looking for work is what will make you happy. People giving you advice mean well but the only person who really knows what you want to do is you!

Happy hunting!