Securing employment, mentorship and quality of life from the new employee perspective
Concluding one’s educational career and venturing into the arena of employment in the veterinary profession can be a daunting, yet exhilarating apex in life. Unfortunately, our personalities often set us up as achievers who assume the perfect job must be obtained in order to be professionally fulfilled. The perfect job probably doesn’t exist. This paper will discuss navigating the first year of employment following graduation from the perspective of the recent graduate. Suggestions will be made about how to reverse the traditional job interview and use the opportunity to find a position that fits your goals best.