advice, college, lifestyle I Graduated…Now What? January 18, 2018

When you start out at college it can feel like you have got all the time in the world to get your life in order and decide on everything that you want to do. But if you’re getting towards your final year, or have already graduated, then knowing some steps to take can be helpful. I mean, there are literally so many options for you when you graduate; so which route will you take? Here are some things to think about after college, to help you with the next stage of your life.

Get Your Finances in Order

After being in college and living on not much money at all, you may have dipped into your overdraft or maxed out more than one credit card. Throw in some missed payments and it can mean that your credit score can take a big hit. So looking to repair your credit and build your score back up is a good idea. After all, if you want to get a mortgage or any other kind of big loan, then you’re going to need a good credit score. You could look at a credit repair site here for some ideas, as well as looking to set yourself a budget and live within your means. It can take some discipline but after college is a good time to get it all in order.

Work Experience

It can be great if you know what career you want to get into. But if you don’t, having some work experience can be good to help you decide what might work best for you. You never know until you try it. Not only that, but it can look good on your resume to have some work experience in the field you want to get into. So if you know career you want or you don’t have a clue, then work experience can be a good place to start.

Work Abroad

For many graduates, after college is going to be the best time in their life to explore the world, travel, and work abroad. You might not think you have the money to go abroad, but there are many opportunities to work abroad so that you can earn money whilst you travel. You could do anything from teaching English as a second language, interning at a law firm, to working as a freelancer online where all you need is a laptop. It can bulk out your resume as well as give you some life experience before you get into the working nine to five world.

Study More

If you loved college so much and think that post-graduate study may be best for you, as well as for your career options, then why not stay studying? It can be pretty costly, though, so you may consider working alongside your studies to eliminate getting into more and more debt. Just think about what might work best for you.

Have you recently graduated and still deciding what to go? There is no right and wrong thing to do, just what works best for you.

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