Life as a college student is definitely interesting. You learn so many important skills (like partying all night and still being clear eyed for your 8 am class) and you meet a lot of important people; mentors, friends and even potential employers and employees. When you are in college, it feels like a never ending journey, and you can’t seem to wait to finish; but the moment you’re done with it, you’re left to survive by yourself—and wondering why you ever wished for it all to end.
All jokes aside, the time spent after college can be very scary if you don’t prepare for it. Most college graduates spend at least a few years after college, looking for jobs and wandering aimlessly in life. To avoid wasting those valuable few years after college, and to ensure that you are well prepared to step into the adult world, we’ve put down a few tips from experts below.
Shape up your life.
Constantly remind yourself that you are now no longer a carefree college student. As morbid as it sounds, it’s to ensure that your mind is prepared to face the inevitable sacrifices that the business world will ask of you. As time means money in most fields, teach your body to forget the all night partying; and go to bed early. A clear and alert mind is definitely more impressive to employers than a tired and half-sober one.
Make use of your time.
If you are still in college, then now is the best moment to make use of your time and apply for summer internship programs. Find temp jobs that are related to your chosen future career. Even voluntary work can be very valuable. You can continue to do this (if possible) after graduating. It will count as “experience” in your CV, and it will give your future potential bosses an understanding that you are interested and serious about your future and career.
Improve yourself; constantly.
Apart from temp jobs in Singapore, there are many other things that you can do to invest and make use of your time after college productively. Try to improve yourself every day. Learn new skills that will come in useful for your chosen career. If possible, learn and master a new language; as it has proven to be invaluable time and time again. Take time to work on your interview skills as well, as this, combined with an impressive CV is what guarantees you your job.
Be vigilant about your money spending.
It’s possible that you’ve collected a reasonable amount of money after graduating. Don’t do the mistake that most graduates do, by using that money on big financial commitments; like buying home or a vehicle. Instead, save and keep adding to that amount; and you can buy yourself your dream home (instead of settling for what’s possible) in a few years’ time. You should also remember to spend a little on “interview clothes” to ensure that you are giving the best of yourself at the interview.