4. Getting your first job

Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life

Getting your first job. “How can I find the right job while in school?”

The first time through the job seeking process can be a bit daunting. However, if you are prepared and have an idea what to expect, you can increase your likelihood of landing that job. Then, once you have the job, there are taxes and other withholdings from your paycheck to think about.

The following subtasks may assist you in getting your first job. You will find detailed resources for these subtasks under the links in the right column of this page.

Subtask 1: The job search

Subtask 2: The job application and interview

Subtask 3: Tax withholding from your paycheck

Subtask 4: Job scams

Heading Off To College Tasks

1. Managing your own money
2. Finding a place to live
3. Setting up your own banking account
4. Getting your first job
5. Using credit wisely while in school

Getting your first job Subtasks

1. The job search
2. The job application and interview
3. Tax withholding from your paycheck
4. Job scams


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