Beyond Pomp and Circumstance: Life After College
by findingDulcinea Staff
Our five daily segments this week tackle post-collegiate life––and the twenties in general––a rocky road where job seeking, exploration, and self-discovery take the place of grueling studies, extracurriculars, and socializing. The phrase "Oh, the possibilities" is something parents sigh with nostalgia, but to the ones with the possibilities it can be quite a bit more stressful. Where will you live? Where will you work? Should you travel? Do something good for others? What will happen to your friendships and family relationships? This week we're targeting the typical concerns of the college grad and young twenty-something: relocation, employment, finances, friends, travel, the "greater good," and more.
As a complement to today's section, check out our Job-Hunting Guide for tips on writing the best résumé and cover letters, as well as widening your choices for job search engines and publications with further advice.
Knowing what kind of job you want and where to find it can be a difficult task, though the Internet certainly makes it easier. You'll find many resources covering all areas of your job searching concerns in the Job-Hunting Guide. Here we'll focus on some of the latest advice and articles accompanying May 2007's optimistic report that company hiring went up 20 percent from 2006.
Also check out the related article, "Is There Life After College?"
A good book could be just the ticket to job security, and there are several books on Amazon that can help you in your quest.