There are several major expenses that recent graduates can anticipate as they transition into the working world. Whether financing a new car or buying a house, you will often need a sizeable amount already saved in order to put a down payment on either. A side hustle will help you save money for these goals and help you achieve financial stability to maintain good credit and qualify for loans.
If you’re a new or recent grad, the lack of experience may seem to disqualify you for many jobs.
However, I’ve seen numerous success stories with clients who have overcome this dilemma, and I want to share some strategies about how you can do that, too…
In speaking with a prospective client – an imminent grad, the topic of GPA came up. He mentioned his was not awful, but knew it probably wasn’t going to get him among the short list of candidates.
Maybe you are in the same boat? Maybe your resume isn’t going to help you get an interview?
I just saw a creative and powerful use of LinkedIn Publisher!
Nicholas Anfeldt, a 2015 grad in Computer Security, announced his achievement to his 500+ member network. After seeing this unique use of Publisher, it occurred to me: LinkedIn Publisher is a top place to share your news. A no-brainer!
In the years I’ve been in business, I have hired a lot of new graduates. So after I recently read Jack Welch’s LinkedIn piece on new grads, I was compelled to write a candid open letter to them as well.
Here’s what I would (and do) tell new grads when they walk into Red Branch Media with soul-crushing loans and a desire to change the world with their knowledge…
I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy.
However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career; things every new grad should hear. So, just for you, here are some of those “now-you-tell-me” insights…