Chapter 4. Finding Your Ideal Position


A young person’s first boss is likely to exert the strongest influence on his or her new career.

 --J. Sterling Livingston

One of the most frequently asked questions among those entering the job market for the first time is “What’s the hot industry right now?”

Too many young graduates tailor their career plans to what they perceive as the most desirable industries, sectors, or companies. Where you apply should not be determined by “what’s hot” or “where the jobs are.” The starting point is where your interests lie and what will make you excited enough to get up in the morning and go to work every day. The ultimate test of a job is whether, after six or nine months, you still feel that initial enthusiasm. If ...

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