Fresh out of college, with new ideas and lots of energy just is not enough. To land that perfect job, you have to know what employers are demanding (and they are demanding a lot). Make that first job count Launch your job in another country.
Employers are not hiring people for top tier positions right off the bat. Many of them are requiring those just out of college or entering the field to spend plenty of time with entry level positions. The workforce, right now, is trim and lean. That means that whatever job you take now – even one just to pay the bills – is going to ultimately need to help you to get into the career you hope to be in. How can you land that first job to really push your career forward?
Get Into the Right Company
Taking on the less than desirable position with the right company is a good place to start. Many companies are promoting from within. They are doing so because they can groom new employees the way they want to. In other words, if you have to take on a lower paying, entry level job with a company you want to work for in the future as a top management professional, do so.
Be Willing to Take Less
Often, companies are looking for ways to trim payrolls and to get qualified candidates into new positions for less. If you are willing to take 10 to 20 percent less in salary and benefits than the current person in the position, then you may be likely to get the position. This does not mean your salary will stay there, but it does mean you’ll get into the right company.
Another option is to work on getting in-the-field experience. To do this, you may need to take on a position with a new company that may have an unproven level of success. However, it is better to work with a company in your career field than to simply walk into a position that is not going to help you to further your goals.
Be Ready to Move
It is also a good idea to be ready and willing to move if it means launching your career. Ultimately, some states have a bigger need for some industry experts than others do. If you are flexible enough to move, you may find better positions in other areas of the country that could help you to launch your career.
When it comes to kick starting your career, the first step is to take action. Keep applying for those positions and find a way to get into the positions right for your future. This means being willing to do what is not necessary the easiest thing at first.