If you’re about to or have just graduated from college, you’re probably thinking about many things such as where you want to live, whether or not you want to get married and have kids, how you can afford to go on vacation, and perhaps, what you really want to do with your life.
While many college graduates are busy working at their first employment experience within their field of expertise, many may still be making the decision of where they want to live while they work in their field.
Some jump right into the game and purchase a new home, based on the fact they have been hired quickly. What they don’t realise is that first new position may not be the one they want to stick with.
If ever someone told you, “Be careful what you wish for”, you really must listen to that advice.
When it comes to finding the right one, time is of the essence. Time to wait, that is. Many graduates sometimes feel they will advance in their careers much faster if they’re married or have children. The fad is against this statement, however. Too often, rushed marriages do not work out. Instead, take your time and enjoy your young adulthood. You don’t have to be married to succeed.
Everyone has at one time heard their grandparent tell them “Don’t spend it all in one place!” Unfortunately, in today’s economy, it really doesn’t
apply. With the price of rent and groceries, how can you not spend it in one place?
The fact is most post-graduates find the art of budgeting to be a difficult one. After all, you’ve just recently graduated and your not earning the top bucks yet. Watching your pennies may not be fun but it is the only way to survive once you’re done with school.
Unfortunately, there are times after you graduate and your working in your chosen field, you might stop and think, “Why did I want to do this?” Self-doubt is a common occurrence among recent graduates. While you’ve gained the education and received your degree, you lack the experience.
Therefore, you’re considered the “newbie” in the office and may feel a lack of respect, as well as ridicule. The most important thing to remember in this situation is to know it will not always be this way. Yes, you will have to prove yourself. Probably more than once. However, in the long run, by sticking it out, you’ll not only gain the respect of others, you’ll gain self-respect.
While you may think other recent graduates are enjoying the “good life”, you’ll find many more are filled with self-doubt and uncertainty about some of the choices they’ve made. The most important thing you can do for yourself is to relax, stay calm, and more importantly, stay in control.