When you’re in the university, one of the things that you’re going to do most is complain about just how hard the university is. However, once you’re out, you quickly realize that the university isn’t the hardest thing that you’re going to have to go through. Being an adult in Ghana is a difficulty setting all on it’s own. This is what you need to keep in mind to survive.
Don’t Be In A Hurry To Move Out
One of the things that we long for after university is getting our own place so that we can have all the freedom that we dream of and not have to answer to anyone. The thing that you don’t consider, is exactly how expensive it is living on your own. Utilities, rent and food alone are going to make a big dent in your paycheck.
Start Drawing A Budget
When you get out of school, you’re going to have to learn some money management skills. Those are arguably the most important skills you’re going to need to survive adulthood. Learn how to draw a budget, and the skills that will let you stick to it.
Networking Is Important
People often say getting job requires you to know someone, that it’s all about “who you know.” And yes, that is accurate. But it doesn’t mean that you need to have connections in high places. Networking is a skill that needs to become habit for you. Keep in touch with your NSS colleagues, supervisors, etc. And these people will become a network that keeps you informed of any relevant openings. Needless to say, you need to do the same for these people.