Everyone has a first job. Whether it's at your local grocery store, coffee shop, etc. Still, there's a lingering anxiety of "what about my dream job"?
After graduating from high school, I realized quickly that I needed a source of income. After applying to hundreds of places, I got a job at my local supermarket. While it may not have seemed like it initially, I gained valuable experience there that would last me a lifetime.
What to expect:
Going into your first job, you'll form relationships with people of different races and ages. They'll teach you how to be productive and improve your social skills. Your first job may not be your dream job, but that doesn't mean you're not where you're meant to be. Whatever your first job may be, it's one of two things: a source of income and experience, or it's a stepping-stone to your dream job. Taking the time to take on large tasks and extra responsibility can lead to promotions and further your journey towards your dream job. Use your time wisely in your first job so that you can learn self-discipline and prepare yourself for the much more important dream job.
Just because your first job isn't meant to be perfect, it doesn't make it okay for your first job to be unbearable. Sticking with a bad job just for the experience isn't always the best course of action. If your job is hindering your growth, or if you're being treated too poorly, it may be time to search for your second job.
The reality of it is:
Your dream job requires the dream person, and you have to grow and mold yourself into that dream person. There will be stepping-stones in life that you must take to achieve your goals. Enjoy and savor each stone, because per human nature, we never stop stepping.