We’ve all heard the NSS horror stories. And for those of us who started our National Service last year things might not have been all rosy during the first few months. However, it’s a brand new year and if you want to make sure that this year is a good NSS year for you then these hacks are definitely going to come in handy.
Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
According an NSS personnel from the last year’s service completing batch, the way that he made the most out of his NSS was by taking matters into his own hands. Kingsford worked at a real estate company and he ensured that he was retained after service by going out on his own trying to bring in new business for his company. He talked to people at church about the company and tried to bring in new business.
Spend Money On Yourself
During your NSS you’re working to get experience and possibly to get retained at the company that you’re working at. However, you know what they say about all work and no play. If you spend your entire NSS simply working you’re not giving yourself the best experience. Every once in a while it’s a good idea to spend some of that hard-earned money on yourself. Treat yourself to a fancy meal or save up and get something that you’ve always wanted.
Have A Backup Plan In Place For When You’re Done With Your Service
The most pressing thing for any NSS personnel is getting retained at eth company where they’re doing their service. We’re all told that working hard and setting ourselves apart from the other personnel is likely to get us retained. However, no matter how hard you work, sometimes things don’t work out and you’re not retained. The absolute worst way to end your NSS is to be expecting to be retained and then just have not happen. That’s why for peace of mind, and to make sure that you have the best NSS experience that you can, it’s a good idea to start putting back-up plans in place.
Go On Dates That Fit Your Budget
It’s almost impossible to date on an NSS allowance. However, just because you’re a service personnel doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a dating life at all. Of course, overspending on dates is also going to stress you out so instead here are some budget friendly date ideas for NSS personnel: