A person’s first job is usually accompanied by a new apartment, the freedom of living alone and maybe a new car. However, most recent graduates don’t realize that the complete package also includes paying your own rent, making car payments and being kicked off of your parents’ insurance plan. Besides getting a job, there are two very important items you need to have on your checklist to be able to afford this freedom: 1) continue to learn and grow and 2) make the journey fun.
Graduating from college surely meant jobs would be easy to find, right? Well, as for my experience, finding a job was very frustrating because of a lack of certain technical skills, such as database (SQL) and advanced Excel (VBA). These were critical skills in the finance, business and technology fields.