One mistake that many graduates make is, in all the excitement of graduating, to rush out and take the first job that comes along. Why is it a mistake? That first job can make you or break you from both a personal and industry perspective. It is more important to wait, assess your situation, and hopefully with the assistance of professionals, start your career in a job that will help you grow.
If you take the wrong job, you may come to hate it, and being a first job, it could sour the whole career option for you. When it comes to truck driving, if you take the wrong job, you may come to detest truck driving as a career, and spend the rest of your life wondering why you chose it as a career. Get the right first job and you’ll never look back – you’ll enjoy the work and consider yourself lucky to have chosen the perfect career.
There’s an industry side to this argument as well. If you get the wrong job and come to dislike it, it will show in your work, and you’ll then gain a reputation as a poor driver. Errors will creep into your work, and you may even find yourself on the wrong end of speeding and other driving offenses. Even worse, in your eagerness to get home and get out of the truck, you may be tempted to push the boundaries when it comes to maintaining a log and staying within the truck driving limits imposed on truck drivers. The end result is a loss of your commercial drivers license and an inability to work in the trucking industry. That of course will simply reinforce your view of a poor career choice.
Rather than starting work in the wrong job, use whatever assistance is available to find the right job. At Diesel Truck Driver Training School, we know how important that first job is. We don’t just train you then leave you to build a career all alone. Instead, we provide a career services department and they will work with you to help you find that all important first truck driving job – after all, your whole career could depend on that first job choice.