What types of jobs are the best to start getting experince?
Ideally, you can find a first opportunity that matches your future desired career. This allows you to try out whether this is something that you really want to do, and also builds up your resume in the direction you want to go. It is possible to take the same qualifications and apply it to very different roles and industries, and so it is also nice to try out options. For instance, are you a mechanical engineer and want to work on designing engines for cars? or work on defining appropriate heating and ventilation systems for buildings? Is there a company that you admire greatly and always wanted to work for?
Even if the job opportunities available to you don't exactly match what you hope to be doing in the future, even just working in your desired industry or for your ideal company can help you decide if this is a good fit for you and you can more easily transfer into your ideal position.
If you're really not sure, read lots of job descriptions, and apply to the ones that sound most interesting that are a reasonable match for your qualifications. And if you end up really not liking the field or company, I recommend to still hang in for a year to make sure, and to build up some experience, and then actively go find another job in another field or company that looks interesting!
I think whatever industry gets you excited to get up in the morning. For me, I have always been passionate about the medical field and interacting with people, but wasn't sure if Med school was right for me, so I started in Sales at a tech company. I've only been at my sales job for 6 months but I feel like I've learned a lot of fundamental skills for any job going forward and definitely have gained confidence through talking to people every day. But again, depends on what really interests YOU! Don't stress too much on what your first job is because what can be even better than finding out what you like, is what you don't like about a job!
I think that it depends on the field. Let's say that you're going to school for building science, then I would recommend a job in the construction industry. If you're interested in being a doctor, then I would recommend trying to get an entry job at a hospital. However, if you're not sure what field you're interested in, then I would recommend getting a job where you interact with other people. This might not be relevant to what career you end up choosing, but it will help you gain communication skills. I would also recommend keeping that same job for more than a year. That will show your potential future employer that you are dedicated and can maintain a job.
As already mentioned you would need to understand where your interest lies. That is the most important thing before venturing into any specific domain.
Also this would be great for your future because if you love the job you would not find it as work but would find it interesting and would get the possibilty to learn each day.
Hope this helps.
Hi Samuel, rather searching on best jobs to start, Why not search the jobs that best fits you're talents or passion or skill set that you like the most. I would suggest, question yourself to understand your inner voice and try pursing a domain that fits you best..
If you can help me with your talents or passion or interested i shall suggest a few career paths.. You shall take any number of suggestions from, as many as you can but ensure, the decision you make, should always be your's from your heart..
Hope this helps. Wishing you all success..
It definitely depends on what you are interested in. From personal experiences, jobs in the technology/software industry are a great place to start!
Hi there Samuel - a great question! What type of career are you interested in? If you zip back initial thoughts, I can brain storm a bit more with you.