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Transitioning From School to Work

Transitioning From School To Work

Looking for your first job?

It's an exciting and intimidating process. To help you better understand the opportunities Eurofins TestAmerica offers, as well as to determine what you really want in a career, we've put together a list of questions you should be asking yourself and potential employers. As you look at your career options, consider the following aspects of the job:

Culture - Who are these people?

  • Does the time commitment for the job match your goals, needs and lifestyle?
  • Is the company or department an environment where you feel comfortable "being yourself"?
  • Have your interactions with employees and interviewers been genuine?
  • Is work-life balance more than a buzzword at the company? How can you tell?
  • What is your current ideal level of work-life balance? What do you expect it to be in the future?

Opportunity - Plan for the future.

  • How does the organization measure success?
  • How does the organization promote?
  • What are the opportunities for advancement? Short-term? Long-term?
  • How does the organization develop its talent?

Learning - It doesn't stop when you graduate.

  • Who will you be working with?
  • What can you learn from them?
  • What transferable skills does this job give you?
  • Does the organization offer tuition reimbursement?

Ownership - It's going to be your job. What do you want?

  • Why are you considering this job?
  • What is the main reason for taking this specific job? For yourself? A significant other? Money? Location?
  • Do you view this as a career or job?

Work Content - You should love what you do.

  • Will the work stir up passion and conviction in you?
  • Will this job be a good fit for your personality and work style?
  • Will this job be a good fit for your values?
  • Is this a position that stretches your skill set and pushes you to improve?