College Senior Adulting Guide to the Second Semester
Your second semester of your senior year is one of the most crucial times in your college career. It’s the time where you need to figure out what you’re doing with your life after you graduate. It’s the time to get a resume together if you already haven’t, figure out where you’re going to live, work, and how you’re going manage your time on your own. In a sense, adulting is hard.
Making sure you have most if not all of these things completely figured out before you don that cap and gown should be you top priorities besides your schooling.
Toxic relationships are something that most of us come across in our lives. They’re the people that drain our energy, our self-esteem and make us uncomfortable and insecure with ourselves. That includes everyone from friends, and family, to co-workers and intimate partners. If you have any sort of consistent interaction with someone, you can consider that a relationship.
Relationships usually don’t start out as toxic. More often than not, everything seems really normal for a while and things slowly progress to the point where all of a sudden you find yourself cowering in the corner as your mother, father, boyfriend, etc. is going on a yelling rampage and throwing things around the house. It’s what makes victims of abuse less likely to come forward because some times they don’t realize or don’t want to realize what’s going on.
With a new year comes new resolutions! Everyone at least tries to come up with some sort of resolution for the new year. Whether or not they actually go through with it is a different story.
We’ve all heard of the saying “New year, new you!” How many of you have gone to your local gym and noticed a huge influx of people? The new year symbolizes a new start, a blank slate. You can do whatever you want.
Balancing your life with school or work is something that can be a bit tricky if you’re not the best with time management. Making sure you have enough time to get your work done as well as not holding up in your room because you’re too tired to go out or socialize is crucial to maintaining a good work-life balance.
There are ways to make sure you don’t burn yourself out or favor one side over the other.
First you need to see how good or bad your work-life balance is.
Landing your first job post-college is a big deal. You spent years studying your ass off, potentially accruing a crippling debt in the process, and now you have the chance to start paying it all back, and become a productive member of society. Post-college finances are a big deal.
Finances are something a lot of people struggle with, not just young adults out on their own for the first time. Between student loans, credit card debt, unpaid medical bills, and emergencies, it’s no wonder people lose track of their finances.
Hopefully with these tips you will help prevent you having more serious financial issues in the future.
7 Life Lessons From College Basketball
With college basketball in full swing, and my other hobby being a reporter on a specific conference in college ball, I figured I’d take a look at some of the hard earned lessons these college athletes go through and what you can take away from their triumphs and downfalls.
The Ultimate Resume Survival Guide: Resume Overview
Finding a job is tough. Writing a resume is hard work. I know. I’ve been both unemployed and working in the recruiting field dealing with resumes every day. I’ve compiled the best tips and advice I can think of to create a master survival guide for writing a resume.
6 Things I Learned From Being Unemployed
Being unemployed is no fun. I spent over a year searching for a job a few years ago and it was an eye opening experience. I went through the ups and downs of spending most of my time on job boards, fixing up my resume and keeping my fingers crossed that I was good enough for an interview. Here are the 6 things I learned from being unemployed.
8 Things to Remember When Creating Your Resume
Creating your resume is hard work if you want to do it right. Having the best resume you can have will up your chances for landing interviews and eventually jobs, and with the way jobs are becoming harder to find, especially as a new graduate or in entry-level positions. According to a study on EPI.com,
In March 2015, the overall unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, and the unemployment rate of workers under age 25, at 12.3 percent, was 2.2 times as high…the Class of 2015 will join a sizable backlog of unemployed college graduates from the last six graduating classes (the classes of 2009–2014) in a difficult job market.
That’s not good no matter which way you look at it, and with so many other people competing for jobs, you’re going to need to have a top notch resume to help you along.
Here are my tips to remember when creating your resume:
So you’ve made it to your 20s without doing any serious harm. Well done! Now that you’ve had a few years learning “how to adult” you should focus on refining some skills, habits and hobbies. Here are a list of 5 habits ever 20-something should have according to Birdie.