Why Working Before You Graduate Puts You Ahead Of The Race

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I started my first job when I was 17 years old. I was naive and didn’t know how the workplace politics worked.


My first experience wasn’t as good as I had expected it to be. However, it taught me several things that molded me into the person I am right now. Here’s why you should work at least once in your life.

Confidence:

High school doesn’t teach you how to deal with cruel personalities, no one teaches you that. You learn that from experience. When I started working, I felt so out of place and never said a word, even when I was taken for granted. Eventually, I learned to stand up for myself and it gave me confidence that I cherish.

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Cash flow management:

Trust me, it helps you a lot with money management. At first you don’t know what to do with that money. It’s fine. I blew mine on bags and shoes. But eventually I started saving that money. I don’t have millions right now, but if I had the opportunity to invest it, I would have. And who knows, I might have been a millionaire by now. Invest it or save it!

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Time Management:

If you’re in college, I suggest you find an internship and start working. It puts a lot on your plate and you learn to manage your time wisely. You set your priorities, make time for what’s important and what’s well, not that important. It’s better to get a hold of time management skills while still in college rather than trying to figure it out while you start your first job, post college.


Puts you ahead of competition:

A work experience on your resume set you apart from the crowd. Employers are looking for people who know their way around an office. If you’ve got some work experience, you are already ahead of those 30 other people who don’t, but have applied for the same job as you did. Even when I started university, my professors and the university board appreciated that I had prior work experience in a variety of fields.

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Facebook has been around for several years now and almost everyone you know is on it. It lets you be stupid without anyone stopping you. A place where one can just sit behind the screen and secretly judge you.

These are some of the “types” I have come across.


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The Stuck-up

OMG this person is obsessed with himself or herself!! Uploads at least 15 pictures a day and is usually the first one to “like” their own post. They also like to think the world revolves around them and brag of their fantastic life and first world problems. Guess what? No one cares, Sweetie.


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The Happy One

You got laid off from work, your house burnt down, you’re failing, you’re starving, you broke a leg, you’re homeless, you’re sick, basically everything sucks and yet they’ll tell you, “your probelms are nothing compared to others’. So Smile. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SMILE? Their too positive outlook on life is very annoying. Too annoying at times. It may be good, but not in front of a person like me.


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The Angry Spouse

They turn every personal argument into a social media combat. Because you didn’t take trash out last night, you deserve this. Can’t they just learn to keep a few things personal.


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Newbies AKA Parents

They share/like/repost everything you do! They add your friends and share baby photos. Sometimes you are the one typing comments for them from them, Get it?


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The Activist

I don’t know what they eat in the morning, but their political and religious views are too extreme. And if you by chance disagree with them on some point then the hatred in their hearts for you is eternal.


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Their statuses are so vague. It’s almost frustrating. “I am so shocked!” well, what shocked you? Tell me!! “OMG, I can’t even” what? What can’t you even?? In simple terms, they are attention seekers and like it when they pique others curiosity.


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Sport Fanatic

They’re the ones who post match scores every second! Please don’t pollute my feed; I don’t need that in my life. There are so many of them that on match day it almost seems like I’m on a social media that is dedicated to sports and sports fanatics.


The Invisible Friend

They are smart. They don’t post much, but are always on social media. They snoop through your timeline and judge you. But they won’t like or anything. They just want to remain invisible.

 

Did you recognize your social media personality?

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