The Monday Morning WHIP // 34

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If you’re like us your parents don’t care what you do as long as you get a job that pays well. It’s a common problem. You get all insecure about your career and end up taking any old job because you’re scared you won’t be able to support yourself and save for a house in the suburbs. What you gotta know is that those Baby Boomer oldies don’t understand you. We do. We are your real parents – Listen to us… Actually, don’t listen to us, we’re just a couple of dudes pretending we know everything. Listen to Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot NULL.com/), he’s older and wiser and better than your parents.

Getting a job as a creative isn’t easy. I’ve ranted about that here on Junior since day one.
So when you get offered a job, you need to think long and hard before you take it.
Why?
Because more often than not your first job will be a bit shit. This is not because you are not talented, far from it. It is because you are a junior.
You will be paid a lot less than you might think you are worth. This is not because agencies are mean. It is because you are a junior.
Your first job is not the end of your job search. It is the beginning of your career. Treat it like a job and you will very likely not have a career.
Treat it like the first stage of your career and chances are you’ll have one. And as for the money, it will come. Eventually.

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 13/07/2009
Category: WHIP
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