A blogger from US News and World reports asked for some advice from a wise financial soul to help college grads who are looking for work or just landed their first job.
Economics professor Robert Eyler had some compelling thoughts about living without a paycheck or on a pretty slim one for those first entering the world of work.
Think about it all as financial yoga; hurts now, helps later.
1. Increase your ability to use new and difficult technology tools.
For recent graduates who have the latest smartphone and tablets, the market will pay a premium for folks that utilize these tech tools well in traditional markets. For example, bring ideas to markets like finance, accounting, traditional sales, and other services that are potentially slow movers on technology may help you land a job more quickly. Develop knowledge of a statistical package (SPSS, STATA, SAS) and Excel for sure; if you have these abilities, bring that up immediately in an interview. If you can use Prezi for presentations, say it also.