Things to Look for in a Job

Right now I’m working on my post-grad job hunt which can be really stressful and overwhelming. I’ve gotten a lot of good advice from people I’ve worked with and met along the way. Something I’m often told is to think about where I want to be or who I want to be like and then see if where I could possibly work fits that. 

I’ve also been told to pay attention to the office and team I’m looking at. A good team environment can make or break a job, so it’s an important part of the job to pay attention to. I really value opportunities for growth so hopefully wherever I work encourages that. Mentorship opportunities also matter, so that’s something I keep my eye out for as well. 

It’s important to do work that interests you. Life shouldn’t only be about work, but your job does form a large part of your life. I know a lot of people say that you should do what you love. It is really great to work somewhere where you’re excited about what they do. I’ve learned that through a variety of internships which made going to work better. 

I know it’s really scary and stressful, but it’s good to keep these things in mind as you’re trying to figure out what you want to do. By establishing who you are and what you want to do, you can better know what to look for and how to pitch yourself. It’s hard to see yourself working at a certain place and for them to see you working there if you don’t know why it would be a good fit.

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