There’s plenty of advice out there about what you should and shouldn’t do when looking for premium entry level jobs and internships after graduation. While there’s no uniform formula of success, you might be surprised to learn about these commonly-held career search misconceptions.
Take the first job offer you get
So much of your time and effort has been directed toward landing a job offer, so why would you ever turn one down? While it might seem like a relief to be done with the application process, not every position holds the same potential for career growth – it might even hold you back. Unless you’re satisfied that the offer is good for you professionally, hold out for a better one down the road. However, you shouldn’t be too picky.
Not in a position to negotiate
Maybe you like the job offer you received, but you’re a little disappointed with the pay and benefits. While nobody expects a six figure salary at their first job, that doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate if you feel like you’re being significantly low-balled. You can make this process easier by asking in the interview if the company is open to some negotiation – then proceed from there.