Your First Job
As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, your first job is a pivotal decision that affects your entire career:
The professional relationships you form during your first job are the seed of your professional network which influences the arc of your career — from how you think about work, to how you’re known, to the geography where you have advantaged job access for a long time. - James Currier
Such a pivotal decision requires deep thought and deliberation. As I’m thinking about my first full time job after graduation I thought I’d share a few resources I found helpful.
Note: These resources are biased towards those working in the tech industry.
- Seven tips for picking your first (or next) job
- Marc Andressen’s Guide to Career Planning
- Career Decisions - Elad Gil
- Career advice for recent Computer Science graduates - Chip Huyen
- Your Life is Driven by Network Effects (Specifically the section on your first job)
- Don’t End the Week with Nothing - Patrick Mckenzie
- The 10 Commandments of Salary Negotiation - Lenny Rachistky
- Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued - Patrick McKenzie
Over the past 10 years, I’ve had more than 500 chats with talented tech folks about their job change decisions: should I leave my well-paid FAMG job? should I join Stripe, Facebook or Airbnb? how to evaluate this offer? etc— Shreyas Doshi (@shreyas) July 2, 2021
A thread with 8 ideas I’ve often shared in these chats: