How to Avoid Common Fresh Graduate Pitfalls

How to Avoid Common Fresh Graduate Pitfalls Patrick M. Greene 5 of 5
www.pixabay.com This is a guest post by Patrick M. Greene, who is a contributor at https://essaytwist.com/ Congratulations! You ...
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This is a guest post by Patrick M. Greene, who is a contributor at https://essaytwist.com/

Congratulations! You made it to graduation. You can now wear that toga and grad cap with dignity and pride. You can now reminisce all the times you asked yourself if all the studying and long nights were even worth it. You can now jump around with joy. All the academic tribulations are now gone. No more essay papers. No more theses. No more long history reports. Say goodbye to all your academic perils, and hello to freedom. You can even party all night if you want. Do all the things you always longed to do. Why? Well, because right after the today’s over, you’re going to open a new chapter of your life: adulthood. In this chapter, you’re going to face new challenges, new memories, new perils, but first thing’s first, getting a job.

Getting a job is one of the most basic things everyone has to when they’re finished with their degree, but whether or not you already have a job or still looking for a first job, here are some tips that you’d better keep in mind:

Time management is crucial

Okay. I know you think you’re already quite good at time management. After all, you did manage to submit all your essay papers, history reports, and even your thesis in the prescribed time. That was one strict deadline, considering you still had loads of things to do in your other subjects. Still, you pulled it off nicely. But let me tell you, this one’s different. You’re going to have to double your time management skills if you want to make it far in the corporate world. So, here are some tips you might find in handy.

•    Keep a planner

It can be an electronic or a traditional one. It doesn’t matter. What matters is you get your tasks done. Don’t obsess on your planner. List only tasks that you know you can comply with within the day. As a professional, you want to be productive. Being productive means you are one step ahead of your goal. With that, even if you do 10 things in a day, if the output is filled with errors, you’re merely going back to block one. So, only write tasks in your planner that are doable within the day.

•    Learn to prioritize

Writing things in your planner might feel good. It might make you feel all mature and professional, but that’s not the point. The point here is that you know how to set a timeframe to get a project done. You should know how many things you can accomplish in a day.  But that’s not all there is to it. You should also know how to prioritize. You should know how to commit to getting it done. Otherwise, keeping a planner won’t make any sense.

Being financially astute 

You’re used to letting your parents or guardians handle all the budgeting. Now, that you’re an adult yourself, you might be having this fantasy that you can now buy all the things you want since you now have you hard-earned money. That’s very unlikely. Now, that you’re an adult, and already working or soon to be working, you need to learn to prioritize spending. You can’t buy anything you want because you’re going to end up broke. There’s more to expenses that buying a new play station. You’ll need to pay for the electricity, the water supply, food, the rent, and so on.  Apart from that, you also have start investing. That way, you’ll have cash to turn to when you need it for emergencies.

Live life below your means

Once you start earning, you might have this idea that you can live the high life. That’s pretty far from reality. The best thing to do is to live the way you were living back when you were still a student. Let go of ideas like buying a car, jewelry, or those sorts of things. This way, you’ll have enough cash to open a bank account.





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Patrick works as a contributor at essaytwist.com. He is a former editor of a small town newspaper publishing. He is an avid fan of social media, and runs his own page for writing enthusiasts for his college. With the rising clamor for healthy living, Patrick immersed himself with water sports.















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About Patrick M. Greene

He is an avid fan of social media, and runs his own page for writing enthusiasts for his college. With the rising clamor for healthy living, Patrick immersed himself with water sports.

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