Be willing to start at a lower level but be clear about skills you’ll gain
”Perhaps you’ll need to ‘settle’ for a job that isn’t your ideal,” Shen-Filerman said. “If it can provide skills that you can leverage for future career growth, go for it. After one to two years, with some proven experience, you can transition to a higher level job.”
Sanford said recent graduates should not hold back.
“I’ve seen young people turn stuff down because they don’t think they’re going to like it. Whatever you’re going to do for your first job will not be the job you end up doing,” he said. “This should be more of an adventure.
“There’s no such thing as a bad first job,” Sanford said. “You’re going to get paid. You’re going to learn some things. You’re going to be much more prepared for the next job.”