10 career tips for young job seekers
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Receiving valuable advice from the right person, at the right time, can change your life. As Harper Lee said, *“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” *Recently, a pointed question was asked on the Jobcase Community:

What is the one piece of advice you have for young adults entering the job market?

55 thoughtful answers were given, and here are the top 10 tips for first time job seekers!

Always do your best

No matter how insignificant or menial a task or job may seem, always do your best at it. People do notice. -Faust Masse

Have a teachable spirit

Humility. Have a teachable spirit. Be interested and willing to learn it all. Have a good attitude and be kind. -Rebecca Sutton

Build your resume - and experience

Keep an open mind about job searching. Since you are new to the workforce, you'll want to get your foot in the door, namely, picking an entry level job, just to have a job listed on your resume. Make a point to stay with that employer for at least a year... Try to learn as much as you can at your position. When you feel ready to look for another employer, you'll want to be sure that you have achieved everything you can with your current employer and have all the skills necessary to be easily employable to other companies.-Janice Johnstone

Good attitudes are contagious

A good positive attitude can go a long way on a job it can catch the attention of others especially those in leadership. Promotions has been gotten this way! -Shirley Waker

Believe in yourself

Stay true to who you are... empower your strengths and and work on your weaknesses. Time goes by so quickly and it is easy to learn new skills. Stay open and believe in yourself, all your answers will come from within. -Kim Hicks

It’s not all about money

Don't just chase $- when I was 24 I got 2 job offers, one in the field I wanted to be in at a big company that I could grow in and one in a smaller shop that my job would be limited but the pay was a LOT higher. I took the lesser paying job and worked my way up. I love what I do (and make more than I could have if I stayed in the career that paid more at the start). -Jamily Knight

Give it your all

Stay focused and give it your all. It’s your future. -Andy Cantu

Learn from mistakes

Learn AND grow from every experience (I did) ALWAYS work your tail off (I did) Give the employer an honest day's work-no excessive clock watching or break taking (learned this from my parents) At the end of each day, ask yourself: "Did I show up today? Did I give 100% to my employer and go above his/her or even my own expectations? Did I under promise and over deliver?" If you cannot answer yes (honestly) to each of these questions, determine why, and if you need to make a job change, do it. -Cynthia Coronis

Invest in your future

Make sure that you take advantage of the company's 401K match from the very first time that you are eligible. And put at least 5% into a Roth IRA. -Barbara Balaschak

Get involved

Ask questions! You will look stupid if you don't! -Namron Nettles

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Michael Frash
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Thank you so much to @Faust Masse @Rebecca Sutton @Janice Johnstone @Kim Hicks @Jamily Knight @Andy Cantu @Cynthia Coronis @Barbara Balaschak @Namron Nettles & Shirley Walker for your valuable advice and insights ❤️😁✌🏼

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