Life beyond academia is filled with things like starched shirts and job interviews. Don’t make your favorite grad depend on the advice of great uncle Stu whose last job ended during the Carter administration. Hire someone who knows what they’re talking about as a graduation gift. And maybe throw in a bottle of tequila for good measure.
She’s 21. She has no idea what she’s doing or what she wants. Help her out. Or if she’s among the lucky few who know exactly what they want to do, give her the tools to go for it.
College still doesn’t teach you how to do this, which seems like a serious oversight. Find someone to show them how to write a resume so your grad isn’t better prepared to debate the efficacy of the Treaty of Versailles than they are to apply for an entry level marketing job.
They have a job interview, but now they need to learn how to dress for it because the university uniform of faded denim and jersey cotton only works in Silicon Valley. Make sure to reassure them that a wardrobe consultant won’t confiscate all their t-shirts.
He’s 21 and really doesn’t know what he’s doing. Sometimes coaching needs to cover more than work. Life coaches take a comprehensive approach that’s invaluable to newly minted adults.
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