Armed with a diploma, possibly degreed, you've paid your dues and now, it's finally time for the big payoff. Time to get that resume out there and enjoy the sweet life as the offers come rolling in. Screeeeeeeeeccccch! Can I get a reality check here? It will take a lot more than a few resumes to land a job, and that first offer is more likely to be at the bottom of the rung, not the top. Entry level work can be repetitive, very often boring, and the hours might be rough, just what you were hoping to avoid. But employers will want to know you can master the necessary skills and are reliable before moving you up. So be prepared for the reality of the adult world where job skills and hard work make finding that dream job possible.