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Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work by Tamara Erickson

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8. find the perfect job

I’ve talked about things to consider when you’re choosing an overall career direction—what you love, what you prefer, the place where you’re likely to find those, and the practical realities of what you are prepared to take on in time and money. Now you have another set of choices. Now, let’s find your perfect job!1

When you select a specific job, you are committing to four things:

  • ✓ The location where you will live
  • ✓ The company you will be associated with—its practices, policies, and reputation
  • ✓ The colleagues you will work with day-to-day, particularly your boss
  • ✓ The actual assignment you will be performing

Let’s begin the search.

location, location, location: choosing where you live

Three out of four Americans ...

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