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Scared of the Real World!~

I just graduated from college a couple of weeks ago and have begun working as of yesterday. I am so nervous about doing well at my job, managing my finances, staying in touch with (and making new) friends, et al. It's hard when people congratulate me because I'd stay in college forever if it was possible. I'm proud of myself for graduating, but it wasn't a chore. I loved school and am scared that my life will never be as good as it was during my college years!
D07C D07C 21-25, F 11 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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With no idea what your subject is, just keep trying, - don't give a hint that you're desperate for work. <br />
When it comes to the interview. Watch out for the stupid questions that might seem as if they're putting you at ease. - They're the ones that will get you!<br />
Like 'I've interviewed ten people today, - all very qualified. Why should I give you the possition above the others?"<br />
Tell him / her this.<br />
"you're better placed to answer your own question unless you want to start over and have me on the interview team.<br />
You've met these guys, - I havent!<br />
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I promise you this! Either you'll be hired or escorted out of the building. What ever!! A nice result!! <br />
Good luck to you! Andy.

You will continue to grow and meet new friends at work and in social situations. As you grow-up you will realize that the true friends you had in college will stay with you forever (mine did) and those that were casual, you won't miss them. Just like jr. high was the best time of your life, until you went to H.S., you move on and hopefully everything gets better the older you get. It did for me.

You will continue to grow and meet new friends at work and in social situations. As you grow-up you will realize that the true friends you had in college will stay with you forever (mine did) and those that were casual, you won't miss them. Just like jr. high was the best time of your life, until you went to H.S., you move on and hopefully everything gets better the older you get. It did for me.

Give yourself room to make mistakes! Someday you'll look back and think of ALL the jobs you had. This time next year you'll be laughing at how nervous you were and ready to move on.

If you have a job right out of college, be grateful!! So many recent college grads are struggling, including myself. You can check out my blog at sadcollegegrad.wordpress.com

College prepared you for your chosen field, yes, but it also prepped you for life, through the core classes and especially the discipline to see the whole project through! You have the backbone now, to handle what's thrown at you, you've been doing it for years. You have the skills to prioritize, manage time and energy, and shift gears as needed, and many others you have yet to realize! Relax, and enjoy entry into the world of adulthood, you're ready for anything!!

I'm exactly 1 year out of college, and besides the 3-month summer that I took off before starting my job, I must say that life isn't nearly as fun as when I was in college. It's not because of the responsibility...I love my job and adult chores like managing finances or healthcare reimbursements etc were pretty easy to pick up. It just feels like I suddenly have a lot less time to maintain my existing friendships, let alone go out to find new ones.

And it may never be...<br />
My college years were the best of my life thus far, but you will soon learn so much about responsibility and you will earn a new sense of respect and gratitude for your parents when you realize how much freaking money it cost to live. Honestly I was shocked at how difficult the real world can be. Just keep focused and you will realize how fast the years fly by. I freaked out when I graduated college because I wanted so badly to be successful and I was so scared that I went and worked for my fathers company for a while before beginning my career. That ended up being a huge mistake, but we live and we learn. Just do your best and that is all you can do and success will follow you. Hang in there kid! It is just the beginning.

Life will be what you make of it. You, of course, will have to continue investing in friendships both new and old if you want them to continue and prosper. Doing well at once's chosen occupation can seem a bit daunting the first time out of the gate. After you get aquainted with the setting, the people, the system, the politics, etc. it won't seem so ... big and you'll ease into your natural self again and begin to exceed your own expectations. Managing finances is a give and take situation. One which at one time or another MOST of us have to learn. I've rather enjoyed the ups and downs (the challenges and ease) my finances have allowed me and the experiences that have come along with that.<br />
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In one sentence: You'll be fine!

Congratulations on starting the next phase of your life!! I hope you prove your fears wrong by making it even better than college ever was. No more exams, lots more cash, the freedom to go on learning whatever you want, and the world is now your oyster! Although I've never understood that phrase. Oysters seem like unexciting pets? Maybe that's just the vegetarian in me speaking ;)

I know the feeling - I just graduated about a month ago and it feels like I am missing all of my friends all ready and it's hard not knowing when I'll see them again. But, it is such a feeling of accomplishment that it is hard to fight. Sooooo many different emotions for me and trying to figure life out.