A grad's future in this (*&^%$) economy
Will she need interview clothes? Somehow, attending an interview in Old Navy jeans and Converse All-Star sneakers doesn't seem professional.
What constitutes interview attire these days in her field? In any field?
What kind of portfolio will she prepare? She's a journalist and photographer.
Does she need a web page? Does she need to revise her Facebook page in case her employer sees it?
How long can she survive without her own set of wheels? I keep hoping she holds off as long as possible. Once she starts paying insurance and repairs and gas, well, it's an awful lot of money.
Will she keep her summer job at least one more year? I hope so. Today's economy is so weak, it's not a good time to jump into a new career.
Has she started creating a resume? It takes a lot of tweaking to make one look just right.
I keep having random thoughts about her impending leap out of college and into real life. When Husband and I leapt out of our graduation robes and into our wedding clothes, the economy was a lot like today's recession/depression. Jobs were hard to find, and starting a career was even harder. We defined a "good job" as "one with a paycheck." La Petite has shown some entrepreneurial skills in the past, including one rockin' lemonade stand en route to Lambeau Field when she was only 7. I saw a small store building near our neighborhood go up for sale and immediately thought "Photo studio?" It's okay, I didn't buy it.
Maybe I could start a coffeehouse in the storefront until she needs it...
cross posted at MidCentury Modern Moms Stumble It!