The Tab’s guide to life after graduation

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Guide, Life

The world is your oyster, young graduate. Only trouble is, the world is very big and you are very small.

Graduating is like falling off a cliff.

After the elation of survival subsides, you realise you’re screwed. You’re eyeball-deep in debt and have been so busy with booze and babes in the last three years that the only thing on your CV is a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

At best, you hope for a job in recruitment and weekends re-living student hedonism in Shoreditch. At worst, you’ll be pulling pints in your local boozer.

On that positive note, here is a visual guide (containing one quite aggressively-flashing image) of what to expect!

post graduation

How you plan to spend the summer:

summer

How you will spend the summer:

seal

After two weeks living at home:

boring

 A realistic assessment of your interests and hobbies:

hobbies

Updating your CV and writing cover letters:

campfire

When someone suggests that you should get a LinkedIn account:

cjL8a

 When people ask what you plan to do now:

travel

life plan

When someone makes a facebook status about getting a grad job:

run

And after a life of unemployment, you can enjoy the company of your cats:

future

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