Applying for your first job can be very interesting but it is important that you make the right decision when choosing a job. It is not just about having the money in hand but also being happy and satisfied with the job that you choose. Many young people in this day and age work at jobs that they are unhappy at but unfortunately they feel trapped in their full time jobs once they start to become responsible for paying their own bills and taking care of themselves which is why it is important for you to choose the right job at the very beginning. Of course, you can take a few months to make that decision because it is a very important decision. You do not have to jump in to a job as soon as you leave school as society expects you to do. You might even want to experiment with earning money in other ways such as starting your own business.
Examinations and preparation
You might be surprised to find that for many jobs, you will have to undergo drug and alcohol testing even if this does not necessarily relate to your job. Therefore, it is vital that you are well prepared when you go in for your first interview as the tests might come as a complete surprise.
You might also be required to have other training that is unrelated to your job like basic fire warden training and first aid. You might be surprised to see such tests happening at a job that is unrelated to any of this but the reason that many big companies require you to have all of this training is because there could be an emergency at any time and they want all staff to be prepared in case such an emergency does occur. When applying for your first job, you need to make sure that you apply for the jobs that you are interested in and those that you want to build a career in. You will need to get help with preparing a really good curriculum vitae as this is the first impression that you will set with your potential employer. You might have a really great attitude and a really great personality but your potential future employer will not see any of this.
All they will see is a piece of paper in front of them and therefore, it is vital that your curriculum vitae is reflective of your personality, your education as well as your ambition and future plans.