- Facebook Is Forever
Not just facebook, but twitter, instagram, and every other social network that you decide to be a part of.
What does this mean to an average student? Well it means that every obscure joke you post on Facebook, every explicit picture you share, every inappropriate comment will be visible to the world when you become famous or when you go job hunting.
At the very least, know how to manipulate your social media privacy settings and restrain yourself from littering your social media accounts with unfitting content.
Being appropriate on the web is just as important for a political career as it is for finding employment. Your binge drinking photos might be funny now but they won’t be so hilarious in five years time.
A Degree Does Not Entitle You To A Job
We all know getting a degree means a lot of hard work and commitment but because you have a degree does not mean somebody is going to grant you an automatic job offer.
Gone are the days when all you needed to get a good job was a university degree.
smart people are the ones who figure out this early in school.have backup plans!!
*Start The Job Search Before You Graduate:
Job hunting is a complicated thing and there is no almighty formula for you to acquire a job. Job seeking is not something you can “cram” for and pour out everything during an exam. There are no cheat notes for post-graduation experience.
The job hunting business is an on-the-training experience and the best way to get ahead of your colleagues is to start your career exploration during your service year or better yet during your university days.search for useful tips that will help you to get your dream job faster.
- Life Is Expensive:
You are probably surviving on the allowance you receive from your parents right now and you’ve realized that life can be expensive, EXPENSIVE.
Just wait until you have to live on your own, probably during service year or when you get your first job.
By the time you pay for house rents, transportation fare, recharge cards, light bills, water bills, food, utilities, and every miscellaneous expense. It won’t take long before you realize that life is expensive.
Everything would suddenly become so expensive that you would sometimes feel like crying.
This is one of the most painful things to learn. EVERYTHING costs money.
Anytime from now, you should learn how to create a budget for yourself. Otherwise your rent will be due, your kitchen will be empty and you will be busy dodging from the people you owe money.
Never Be Scared To Take Chances:
This is probably the most important lesson you have to learn before you graduate, never be scared to take chances. You’ll never get anywhere you want if you don’t take calculated risks every now and then.
No one is telling you to jump out of a plane or go swimming with crocodiles but nothing in life comes easy. After all, nothing can deputise experience.
When you become a graduate, the best option is not becoming a boring office robot whose life revolves around work.
Do not be afraid to face the real world with open arms, explore opportunities, and take chances. You’ll be surprised at what fate has in stock for you.
*Save Something – Anything
Start saving now and you’ll be setting the foundation of your financial future.
There is always a need to save, even if it is the tiniest bit each month.
*Learn How To Interact With People
Learning how to interact is a very valuable skill you need to have in your belt. It is a “street smart” skill. You could read a million books on how to interact with people but the only way to develop your interaction skill is to put it into practice constantly until it becomes a part of you.Learn to greet people with a smile. Say “thank you, please and I appreciate” whenever the situation deems necessary. These small gestures go a long way to make a huge difference. Don’t be so quick to dismiss the power of appreciation and courtesy.
*finally remember that
You Are Going To Need Lots Of Hardwork
Success Takes Time
After applying all these, do not expect to become a millionaire overnight, or in a week or in a month. Success takes time.
No matter the amount of hard work, Success takes time.
If you are in a hurry to be successful, you will either fall prey to money swindlers or get yourself entangled in something highly illegal. Neither of them sounds good.
That’s all for now!
You don’t have to wait until you graduate to gain these little nuggets of wisdom. Put them to use! Then start collecting some of your own.