Just Graduated? Take The Job You Hate
You’ve finally made it out of college – congrats! Now, it’s time to enter the “real world,” which basically means paying bills and being tired all the time. If you’re like I was, you don’t have a job lined up, and you have no idea what you want to do for the rest of your life. Don’t worry, I have some good news for you.
Here it is:
You’re going to hate your first job!
Okay, it’s not encouraging at first glance, but let’s dig a little deeper. You’ve been searching and searching for the last couple weeks to find a job that fits your skills and something that you will enjoy doing, right? Well, you probably aren’t going to find it, and the longer that you look, the more stressful your search is going to be.
Something that all graduates should realize is, the first job isn’t permanent. Take the job that offered you a position. Discover what tasks and jobs that you HATE doing. Maybe you thought you will like a certain aspect of a job, but it turns out that you don’t. That’s okay! You don’t have to love every part of your job, but you aren’t going to know until you try.
I hated my first job, and just about everyone does. I dreaded every single day that I woke up and had to walk into the building, but I’m grateful for what I learned.
You have no real world experience. You can’t expect to get your dream job right off the bat. The most important thing is that you’re out in the workforce, building a resume, earning a paycheck, and discovering what you like. Even if that job isn’t in the field of your degree or what you want to do, don’t stress out. Get out there, get to work, and keep your head up.