We’re in the graduation spirit here at 2313 Inc. in Farmington Hills! We’ve been speaking with the most impressive soon-to-be-college-grads, and we’re blown away by how much talent is about to enter the workforce.
In getting to know all of our future team members, we’ve been inspired to share as much helpful advice as we can to help ease the transition between ending college and starting a first job. If you missed our last post on the subject, you can check it out here: Graduating in May? 2313 Inc. Is Here To Tell You It’s Going To Be Okay.
We can’t emphasize it enough: it really is going to be okay.
If you’ve been worrying about these 2 things (we know you have!), 2313 Inc. is here to encourage you to let yourself off the hook!
1 – Having the perfect post-graduation life plan.
We’ve all had that friend who’s had their entire life figured out since elementary school. And in actuality, you probably know several people who’ve had their “dream job” lined up since their sophomore year internship.
If you’re still in the process of figuring out your own power moves, it’s okay! It’s difficult to know with certainty what you want to do with your life before you get out there and actually start doing it.
The smartest thing you can do is to just get out there. There is no “perfect career move.” The best thing you can do as a newbie to the workforce is gain as much experience as possible. As you start doing so, your next steps will become clearer and clearer.
2 – Paying for a chic apartment with a view.
We’ve all seen one too many reality shows that don’t actually exhibit reality, so get that penthouse out of your mind. If you’re wondering how you’re going to manage paying for a luxury condo on an entry level budget — here’s the best answer we’ve got for you: don’t do this.
The absolute smartest thing that you can do with your money when you’re first launching your career is to start saving it. Living beyond your means is never smart, but this is particularly important to remember when you’re just getting going. Your first apartment after college doesn’t have to be luxurious — you can look forward to that stuff later.
Find a place that checks most of your boxes and that will keep your financial stress to a minimum. Then, set some goals about where you’d like to live after you’ve spent a year (or 5 years, or 10 years — you get the idea) making and saving money. There is zero doubt that you will thank yourself later.
Want more post-graduation advice from 2313 Inc.? We’ll be sharing more insight on our blog in the upcoming weeks! Visit us on Instagram to see what we’ve been up to lately… @ 2313inc and give us a follow while you’re there.