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What to look for in a job during your 20s

Sromona Bhattacharyya
posted on 1st February 2017
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Google ‘good career’ and you are going to find an overwhelming number of hits, which is only a proof of the fact that the importance of setting up a solid career cannot be undermined. We get out of college with hopes and dreams of the best career that we have always dreamt of. It may come as a surprise to some, but a good chunk of millennials do what they do, not to earn some big bucks, but to get the experience, hone their professional skills, and move forward on the path that will lead to their ideal career.

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There are some important aspects that every millennial should look for in their jobs to establish a solid career in the future. These include:

Building internal relations

It’s always about gaining exposure, and what better way to do that than getting to know the internal dynamics of an office?  Show interest in the company to find out how each department works and network to the fullest. Just remember that nothing is permanent and you will move on from a job to another job. It is these connections that you make which will determine how you brand and build yourself as a professional later on in life.

Growth opportunities

While starting out on the career path, we are all novices and have no clue as to how things are to be done (the right way)! Of course, pen and paper education that is taught in colleges hold no water because it is of little use in real life. Learning is endless, and every millennial should seek opportunities to learn and grow so that they will be able to achieve their best possible form, professionally.

Flexible schedule

Working at a job that requires you to work from nine to five will do you no good. Keep time aside to take extra classes on the side or simply to get some downtime. There is nothing wrong in adorning your resume with some more skills and courses. In fact, taking classes and broadening your horizon is what is going to help you to change careers in the future if you ever wished to.

Opportunities to showcase yourself

What is a good job if you cannot flaunt yourself and the skills you possess? Of course, by showcasing, I do not really mean showing off in front of others. But yes, choose a workplace that lets you nurture your skills and perfect them. This is going to be extremely crucial going forward in your career.

We often tend to miss the mark and start indulging in things that are unimportant, sidelining those factors that does not even matter. If one fails to look for these aspects in their careers, then the consequences can be pretty drastic, even amounting to falling behind or slacking in comparison to others in future jobs.

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