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If you’ve finished your final-year university exams, the real world beckons in all its slightly scary glory. But where do you start? What are you forgetting to do? Once you’re out of university, you have a lot of ground to cover to get things moving. From handling HELP debts to finding a job, here’s what you need to do.
Chartered accountant Tim Anderson loves Swarm days where the staff at advertising agency BWM Group adjourn to the pub for an hour and brainstorm a large client brief. This is business and they drink mineral water but ideas can come from anyone, from the creative director to someone in accounts payable.
Being told you’re “overqualified” is one of the worst excuses you can hear when interviewing for a job. It usually means the hiring manager thinks you’ll bolt as soon as something better comes along, but there’s an easy fix: Stress your desire to work for that company doing that job to close the deal.
I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn’t know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.) I have never been good at the kind of networking where you’re supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with “connections”.