3 essential things that will help you navigate life after school!

A graduating woman

So, you just graduated from University or any other higher institution. First, take a deep breath.

This, like Uni or Poly, is just another phase of your life, and with the right resources at your fingertips, you have it on lock.

This article will share 3 essential tips you shouldn’t overlook when tackling life after school.

1. Networking, Networking, Networking!

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We recommend you start your networking efforts while you’re still in school, but if you didn’t, there’s no worry. 

Networking is a series of intentional endeavours in building relationships with people relevant to achieving your career, business, or general life goals. 

Our first tip on Networking is to read as many books as possible on Networking. Books like How to Win Friends and Influence People, Never Eat Alone, and How To Talk To Anyone help you understand how to create and maintain meaningful relationships with anyone. 

Social media can also help with Networking. Start with a few thoughtful comments on their posts and build a relationship from there.

 

2. Prioritize Financial Education 

Financial literacy is highly underrated. It is a set of skills that allow you to make informed decisions about your money. These skills include budgeting, savings, investing, and credit management. 

Trust us when we say that it is not enough to know how to make money; you also need to understand how to manage your money effectively. 

Books are the most common ways to get financially literate. Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad has sold 40 million books worldwide and is the 26th most sold book ever. It provides education for basic financial literacy. You can also check other books like The Richest Man in Babylon, The Psychology of Money etc. Books like this help improve your attitude towards money. 

Join financial literacy communities and take courses on investment terms and strategies. Remember, good money habits snowball. 

3. Don’t Stop Learning!

Albert Einstein once said, When you stop learning, you start dying

One of the biggest mistakes you could make as a recent graduate is thinking you’re done with intentional learning. Invest in your growth; it doesn’t matter if you are a career girl or an entrepreneur. 

Signup for a course, attend a webinar and learn a topic that does not necessarily have anything to do with your area of expertise. 

 

Life after school isn’t so bad.

Life after school can be scary, but it shouldn’t be. Look at it like you’re embarking on a new journey, not with fear but full of expectations. 

Remember, however, that it is a crucial time when a simple decision can change the rest of your life. Good luck!

 

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