I attended the Boston College graduation last month for a family member and the graduation speech (can't remember professor's name, please comment if you know it)  talked about the next several years after graduation are the time to find yourself professionally and try different things.  It is okay to make mistakes.  Mistakes are what teach us the best lessons, help us figure out what we want to and don't want to do.  It can be scary trying new things, but like after a while, it becomes habit forming. 
If you want to start a business, do-it, it can cost less than you think.  With the all the options on the Internet for creative ways and access to income sources, there is plenty of options to move forward in your own way. 
Maybe you are struggling to find a job, you might lack the experience needed, this is the perfect time to either build the experience yourself and then put it on your resume or just to have fun and you might surprise yourself. 
Feel like writing for a blog, start one yourself or submit an article and I will post it on the site.

Never Stop Learning!!!


 
 

The economy is going down the crapper fast.  Over 70K jobs were cut in a single day!  Check out the article at NDTV

It is definitely starting to hit home too.  I know several acquaintances that lost their jobs last week.  Plus, I know several teachers who were already told they won't have work next school year.

What the heck do we do now as young graduates?

Ever thought about doing freelance work, sites like elance.com have plenty of postings for skilled work.  If you don't think you have the skills for free lance work.  Check out their article about 100 things to hire for free lance Top 100 Jobs You Can Elance

That's right, 100 different ways to make money! 
Just pass a few tests (should be good at that or definitely would not have made it through school) :)
Figure out what you are good at and start bidding on projects, not much else to it.  Even if you are in a job, this is a great way to supplement the wallet.  Build your skills and if you find something you are only decent at, but want practice, bid cheap, explain the situation and you and the customer will both be better


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