For many of us graduating was the most exciting and stressful time in our lives. Whether you are graduating from High School or College it’s a major life changing experience. You might be a little unsure how to prepare for your first year in the real world. This is where I come in and help! Hopefully my tips that I learned from experience will help you feel more comfortable going into this new chapter of your life.
Decide where you want to live
This is the time in your life when you can experience new places. If you are not sure where you want to live pick your top three places and narrow it down from there. Or if you left home and went to school out of the state or city now might be a great time to move back closer to family. The options are endless it’s your decision.
Using Social Networking
I think it’s pretty clear that most graduate’s first goal when out of school is to land a job! Using networking through contacts that you have made is a great way to potentially find a job. That could mean going to grab a coffee or lunch with a previous employer. Just have faith in yourself; you might be surprised with how many opportunities there really are for you.
Interviews and resumes
Now it is time to prepare for potential interviews. Once you start applying to places the interviews will start rolling in. Make sure your resume is updated with your most recent accomplishment, previous employments and education. Wearing appropriate attire to an interview can make it or break it. Always look clean and professional. Try on what you are planning on wearing the night before that way you won’t feel overwhelmed the day of your interview. Also prepare for your interview, Continue Reading »
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I received the strangest gift last Christmas from my husband…..at first I tilted my head and looked at him funny but as he explained why he bought it, I understood. Although I would rather have gotten jewelry or a nice purse, I was just grateful it was not a blender or cookware. As I took it out of the box, Continue Reading »
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It’s my Birthday!! What Can I get for Free!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Everyone enjoys getting things for free especially on your Birthday!! April is my birthday month and so I started to research birthday clubs that I can sign up for to get free items. I was amazed by all that I found. I almost think I need to make myself a list and a map so I can try to hit as many locations as possible on my big day! I’m going to start at Starbucks as I always need my morning pick me up to get my day started.
I always knew that most restaurants that you go to will gladly embarrass you and sing you Happy Birthday and bring you a free dessert. However I have discovered that you can get free meals from and gift cards as well. At Red Robin when you sign up for the red royalty program at RedRobin.com you can get a free Burger during your birthday month. Denny’s and IHOP will give you a free breakfast on your actual birthday. Benihana will give you a gift certificate for $30 dollars off your meal. Jersey Mikes will give you a free drink and submarine sandwich on your actual birthday.
If you are interested in getting loaded up on sweets you have a plethora of locations that you can visit. Baskin Robbins, Coldstone, and Pinkberry all give you a delicious dessert on your big day. Del Taco will give you a free shake.
If you are in CA and you have a love for adventure then you have to try the Catalina flyer you can ride for free on your birthday round trip! Or if you are into skiing then Bear Mountain will let you ski for free on your birthday. Also if you are in the mood to cheer loud then you have to attend a Medieval Times show. If you want to keep it to yourself then Redbox will rent you a free DVD on your birthday.
If retail therapy gets you excited then Sephora and Smashbox both will offer you free makeup or a product of their choice. I thought it was interesting that the large chains like K-mart offer you a $5 dollar off coupon. CVS gives you extra care bucks. Victoria’s Secret gives you a $10 gift card to use towards whatever you want. Continue Reading »
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I am what is known in running circles as a Penguin. I run purely for the pleasure of running. I am fat and slow, but I love to log long distances on my feet. My goals are never more than to simply finish a race, and I will never set a course record. However, there is still some small part of me that wishes I could qualify for the only race in America that holds pre-requisites for Continue Reading »
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I don’t know of anyone living in Austin who doesn’t love this city. There are always a ton of things to do here. Sometimes, however, you just need to get away. Enter my favorite small town in central Texas: Gruene (pronounced “green”). Just 45 minutes south of Austin and next to New Braunfels, this little gem sits atop a bluff overlooking the Guadalupe River and always reminds me of the town in BIG FISH where no one wears shoes. If you have a day or even just an afternoon to break the Austin city limits, here’s a list of cool things in the area: Continue Reading »
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Your Career – Focus on excellence but don’t forget to communicate your interests. All photos are used courtesy of Robert Register Photography
Keith Urban sings a song called “Days Go By” and I have caught myself with a line from that song on constant loop in my mind: “The interstate’s jammed with gunners like me afraid of coming in last”. We are all competing in the same race but we aren’t equipped the same.
Success will come at different paces and spaces for different people. Some people expect to move up almost instantly while others may be more secure in an unchanging environment. The rest of us wonder about timing, performance and when we should push or even show-off. Continue Reading »
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