We Never Learned This in Class! : The Reality of Life After College
Overview - Twenty-somethings are facing more challenges than ever. Job, house, family: it can feel like a checklist of requirements for an amped-up version of graduation. Can a person really have it all, and is age thirty still the deadline for getting it all done? Read more...
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Twenty-somethings are facing more challenges than ever. Job, house, family: it can feel like a checklist of requirements for an amped-up version of graduation. Can a person really have it all, and is age thirty still the deadline for getting it all done? Balancing budgets with an entry level salary is a challenge, but also simultaneously balancing relationships can seem like an uphill battle. Accustomed to perpetual praise, today's twenty-somethings now face a job market that doesn't bode well for them. If I actually was a standout, shouldn't I have snatched up my dream job by now? Or any job for that matter? Then there's the relentless talk of decreased affordability of education as compared to previous generations. They worked hard, got the degree, and landed the job-but it's just not that conventional anymore. Psychologists are rethinking the accepted stages of development, revising them include this new phase of "emerging adulthood." Is emerging adulthood an extension of self-exploration? Are millenials actually choosing to take longer growing up or are they facing indomitable challenges? By virtue of dynamic change in America's economy, those in their twenties are covertly shifting lifestyles, which could mean a whole lot of difference for the future. And it certainly isn't one step at a time nor is the career path linear: With endless opportunities, recent college grads are avidly seeking to find the fitting career puzzle piece, a missing significant other, and sustainable, meaningful friendships. The burning question is: Why did no one prepare them for this? In a creative, humorous, and engaging manner, "We Never Learned This in Class " divulges the well-kept secrets for success and addresses the countless dilemmas confronting growing-up youth. By tackling key topics such as finances, relationships, career development, and heartbreak recovery this guide provides constructive advice for following an internal compass towards an independent and fulfilling life. In a time characterized by doubt and fear, this is an essential roadmap for twenty-somethings, complete with inspiring knowledge, reassurance about the normal emotions of this phase, and coaching on how to create meaningful relationships and career moves. "We Never Learned This in Class " is not only the perfect graduation gift but a powerful, life-changing tool that should be handed out with each diploma
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