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Welcome to the Real World : You Got an Education, Now Get a Life! - Stacy Kravetz

Welcome to the Real World

You Got an Education, Now Get a Life!

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Published: 1st April 2004
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There you are with a fresh diploma in hand...and the feeling that some of the basics were on a midterm exam you must have missed. Job hunting? Health insurance? Tax forms? Car loans? Never mind just making ends meet.

You can relax-with this guide in hand, you'll have all the answers and insider tips you need to get your post-college life on track. From writing an impressive r‚sum‚ and landing the right first job (and knowing how long to stay), to managing on a budget, to starting your own business, Stacy Kravetz is the been-around-the-block friend you can count on for sage advice in meeting every Real World challenge. She'll tell you how to find America's most livable cities, advise you on car insurance, help you defuse parental anxieties about your job search, and much more.

You've got an education-Welcome to the Real World will help you get a life.

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 15
Getting a Job
The Job Searchp. 21
Find Your Thingp. 28
Got Skills? What You'll Learn in Different Fieldsp. 40
There's a Job with Your Name on Itp. 62
Resumes, Cover Letters, and the Likep. 83
Getting Wiredp. 99
Going Solop. 112
Alternativesp. 134
Getting a Life
Your Budgetp. 155
Student Loans: Into the Blackp. 170
Credit Cards and the Art of Repaymentp. 176
Finding a New Nestp. 185
Your Wheelsp. 209
Insuring the Beast on Wheelsp. 231
To Your Healthp. 236
Dollars and Sensep. 251
A Penny Savedp. 262
Investment Prowess for the Non-Financierp. 277
Your Taxesp. 291
Conclusionp. 303
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780393324808
ISBN-10: 039332480X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.52 x 14.22  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1