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Options for Benefits

Ready to start the post-college job search? All of the factors to consider can be overwhelming, from location to industry to salary. But with a little extra thought, you can make your life post-college much easier. Below are some benefits that you may want to consider or ask your potential employers about. Remember to decide what is most important to you when evaluating your job offers.



When considering and negotiating your salary, you may also wish to consider the cost of living in that state. Check out Nerd Wallet's Cost of Living Calculator or MIT’s living wage & annual salary calculator. The Economic Policy Institute also provides a very helpful Family Budget Calculator. You can even use this tool to compare the cost of living in two different locations.


Actions Once You Have a Job

Once you have your first job out of college and are earning a regular salary, there are a few things you should consider doing.