Here you are, a newly minted college graduate, diploma [case] in hand, ready to take on the world. Maybe you’re heading off on a backpacking excursion or spending the summer driving cross-country. Otherwise, you’re probably looking for a job. Even if we weren’t in a recession, finding your first “real” job can be stressful. Post-collegiate hopes and dreams can easily be crushed by reality. And although you need to find a job, you can’t spend all day, every day looking for one. You will become burnt out.
Finding a job can take a long time, but don’t panic. Do other things to occupy your time and pay the bills – bartending, waitressing, babysitting, lifeguarding, etc. Interning will give you good resume material and help you solidify industry connections. And remember, you just graduated from college—be proud and excited!
--Posted by Sophie Friedman, Vault Web Content Intern
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