Career Advice

Entering the World of Work? You Should Read This

Table of Contents  
  1. Wage
  2. Training
  3. Opportunity
  4. Holiday

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Anyone who has never had a job before may find it intimidating to enter the workforce for the first time. You’re not sure what to expect from your coworkers and customers, or even what you’re legally entitled to get. This is a checklist that you should complete before starting a new job to guarantee that everything goes well for you and that your first day on the job is a positive one.


First and foremost, businesses will always make every effort to offer younger employees the lowest wage that they are able to. As a minimum, make sure you are aware of what the federal minimum wage is, especially for the younger generation. Due to the fact that you’re under a specific age, companies may afford to pay you very little; nonetheless, be certain that they are giving you the required minimum wage. Wherever possible, go for the best salary you can find!


Insisting on training as part of your job search is a certain approach to ensure that you’re entering a position where the company intends to keep you on for the long haul. The majority of employers that are searching for someone to temporarily fill a role will not provide significant training.

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If you already have a job, be certain that you are receiving the appropriate training for the task at hand, and avoid using any machinery or equipment until you are convinced that you have received the appropriate training. Remember, if you are hurt at work and it is the fault of your employer, you should consult with workers compensation lawyers to see if you may recover any compensation.


Understandably, this isn’t always a viable option. Why not take advantage of the chance to start a career that will ultimately give you the possibility to advance up the corporate ladder? This is especially true if the employment is in a field that you are interested in pursuing. Follow your passion and get the career you’ve always wanted.

Also, if you are currently working and are given a promotion or a new position inside your company, you should take advantage of the opportunity. Although you may not want to stay at your current position indefinitely, it will look positive on your resume for prospective employers who may be interested.


Despite the fact that paid vacation is not required by law in the United States, 77 percent of private companies prefer to provide their workers with paid yearly leave. If at all possible, seek employment in a position that provides at least a few paid days of vacation every year, allowing you to organise your vacation around your work schedule. It is possible to take a few days off work without worrying about losing any money if you are not planning on taking a vacation.

So there you have it, four basic things to be on the lookout for when starting a new career as a recent college graduate. Don’t allow yourself to be treated unfairly because of your age; you are just as competent as everyone else in your field, and you should demonstrate this to them. Remember to take advantage of your youth whenever you can since you only get to be this age once!

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