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6 Things to Consider When Starting Your Career

6 Things to Consider When Starting Your Career

By Karin S. Ash, Phd | Monster Contributing Writer

Career Development

Does your job open you to diverse learning experiences that help develop your career? Are you heading in the direction agreed upon when you were hired? Are there opportunities to move in different directions as your interests change and you develop new skills?

Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe working environment and to compensate you for your contributions. And remember that you have obligations too.

Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning filmmaker, addressed a university commencement by saying, “I learned to stay forever hungry to learn more. To not be afraid to try and to fail. I learned to appreciate that collaboration is as important as genius. I learned how much there was I didn’t know. I learned to enjoy the pleasure of asking, trying and testing.”

Not everyone will successfully navigate these uncertain times. You may find yourself caught in a company’s struggle to maintain its course, or you may voluntarily choose another direction. Regardless, it’s important for you to continually acquire new skills, knowledge and experience to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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