Congratulations – you’re about to graduate college with a degree you’ve worked hard for, and it’s time to start working in the industry you are passionate about – at least, that’s a great hope. After college, not everything goes to plan, so stop in to make sure you’re ready for the unexpected!
After graduating college, you should be filled with ideas and inspiration about your future and what you can do next; on the other hand, you might have no idea about your next life step; either way, you need to be careful with your post-college decisions for the future of your career.
If you already know what industry you want to work in, that’s a great start; it means you can look for starter roles with relevant companies; still, it’s worth thinking about your career progression and working with the right people. If you don’t know what to do, take some time for your choices.
After graduation, you experience a freedom that you didn’t have before, which can lead to issues that you haven’t encountered either. These issues can be entanglements with the law, such as a drink-drive charge. Sometimes it can be hard to tell what the laws are in new states.
If you are arrested for a drink drive offence in an unfamiliar state, you will need some legal representation. Make sure you are familiar with the felony dui law you are being charged with and contact an experienced lawyer; at the beginning of your career, you don’t need a record.
Start as you mean to continue when you finish college. Chances are you have been living a college lifestyle which might have included a lot of partying; if that’s the case, it’s a sensible idea to switch to a healthier way of life; a healthy lifestyle is an excellent way to build your success.
On the other hand, you might already have a successful lifestyle that supports your work through health and fitness; this is a pattern you will want to continue throughout your working life. There is a very real symbolism underpinning your success in the gym and in your career.
The has been a rise in remote work in recent years, giving new college graduates more options about where to work; that said, some of the best jobs are still located in the city and require a move to take up the role. Make sure you are prepared to move to make a fast start to a career.
Moving to a new city can be exciting and anxiety-inducing, but the good news is you have the anchor of your job to rely on. Still, you need to support networks in a new place outside of your job and colleagues. Don’t be shy about pursuing interests in a new city and meeting people.
At some point in the near future, you will want to get on the property ladder and move home. This is easier said than done these days; with the interest-rate hikes and the rising cost of living, ensure you start saving and investing as early as you can to get ahead in the property stakes.