I am at a pretty stable job now and one I’m very fond of and I just started to realize what each of my past jobs has taught me. I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit recently because my job is fairly new. I’ve had 6 jobs prior to my current. A very wise person told me that each job is meant to be a stepping stone to help build you up until you reach the top which one which is your career.
It blows my mind that I’ve had 6 jobs already, and those are all real paying jobs. That doesn’t even include my internships and volunteer experiences. I’ve had way more jobs than 6 in my lifetime already.
- Bosses should value you and ask you to do things instead of telling you. They should be working with you and be trying to help you succeed rather than boss you around all the time. They are supposed to be a part of your journey and they should be guiding you in the right direction. If your boss isn’t always the nicest and doesn’t value your work then maybe you should evaluate your work or your current field.
- It shouldn’t take you too long to find another job once you leave a job. If you have past experiences then you should be able to find one within a cinch! I’d say a month maximum should be the longest you’re without a job!
- The hardest job you’ll have trouble getting is your first job. Once you have that in your back pocket you just have to study for your interview so you can advance to your next position.
- Always be on the lookout for experiences and hobbies that’ll be valuable for your career. This blog has definitely helped me with mine. It’s a great hobby to bring up and shows how much work and effort I put into what I’m applying from school.
- Stay in touch with coworkers that you like because you never know if you could help them advance and vice versa.
- Make a Linkedin and take advantage of all the information you’re putting on there.
- Look for ways to advance yourself in your field. If you’re not qualified for the job find something to make you qualified.
Hope you enjoyed this post! It was fun to talk about a new topic and to share some of my insight. Please share your experiences and advice, I’d love to hear them!!!