How To Handle Your First Job Offer

You finished your education, put in the work, got your degree, and now you are on your way to your first full-time career! CONGRATS! The offer comes in after lots of hard work and researching, trying to find the right job. Let’s be real, you probably had to apply to more than one position. But what if the offer isn’t exactly what you had in mind? What do you do now?

First off, be proud of yourself; Celebrate!

This is really hard stuff! Be proud of yourself that you even got an offer! Many people are under the impression, and I know I was, that if you go to college and obtain a good degree, someone would almost hand a great job right to you. I quickly learned that was not the case and I am sure you are going to learn that too. This is not to discourage you, but to hopefully prepare you.

Keep in mind that you might not find your dream career, salary, and all the right benefits right out of college. To be frank, it is normal not to find it right away. Keep the faith; you have lots of time to locate your perfect fit if this is not the one.

By Mary Willis
Mary Willis Executive Director