Gradspot. Com's Guide to Life after College

ISBN-10: 193570723X

ISBN-13: 9781935707233

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Stuart Schultz, Tory Hoen, Chris Schonberger, David Klein

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Whether you're searching for your first job or apartment, navigating the treacherous waters of office politics, or just trying to figure out how to file your tax return,'s Guide to Life After College tackles the most common issues facing twentysomethings as they find their feet in the "real world."
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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Chris Schonberger (Harvard University, '06) is Editor-in-Chief of Previously, he has written for Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, and the Let's Go travel guide series. Stuart Schultz (Emory University, '04) founded in 2007. He has spoken at colleges across the U.S. and appeared on national television and radio programs to share his life after college tips. Tory Hoen (Brown University, '06) is freelance writer and editor based in New York and Paris. Previously, she has written for Time Out New York,,, and

David Klein is Professor Emeritus of social sciences at Michigan State University. He is coauthor of "The Executor's Handbook", also for Facts on File/Checkmark Books.

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Why We Wrote This Book
How to Use This Book
Holy $*%#, I Just Graduated!
Ten Things to Do After Graduation
The Traveling Grad
20 Hot Post Grad Trips
How to Travel Abroad for Free
Confessions of an Undercover Adventurer
Ways to Use Your Student ID
D.I.Y. Post-College Education
Breaking Up in the Age of Gchat
Kitchen 101
Learning to Shop and Cook
The Under-$50 Pantry
Interview: Mark Bittman's Guide to Post-College Cooking
Wine Appreciation 101
Exploring the World of Beer
Coping with the One-Year Rut
Career Options
Five Things to Do Before You Get a Job
Understanding Your Ideal Job Profile
Which Industries Are the Safest in a Recession?
Top Entry-Level Employers
The Wide World of Jobs
Changing Industries, Functions, and/or Organizations
Researching Career Options, Companies, and Industries
Interview: Doing What You Love, with MC Naledge
Where to Actually Find a Full-Time Job
Ask the Expert: How to Start Your Own Business
Government Jobs
Non-Profit Jobs
Plan B (How To Earn Cash Now)
Temp Work
Getting Hired
Cleaning Up Your Online Identity
Sample Resume
Cover Letter
Sample Cover Letter
Salary Requirements
Emailing Your Job Application
The Informational Interview
Sample Informational Interview Request
Professional Networking Sites: The Anti-Social Solution
Ask the Expert: LinkedIn Tips for Recent Grads
Interview Dress
Sample Interview Questions
Sample Thank You Note
Making a Decision
Settling: Should I Take a Job I'm Not 100% Sure About?
Interview: To Thine Own Self Be True, with Alan J. Pickman
Working Life
First Jobs of Famous People
Surviving Your First Day
Ask the Expert: Women in the Workplace
School vs. Work: What's the Difference?
Office Politics
Business Speak
Ask the Expert: Do I Have Imposter Syndrome? with Dr. Valerie Young
The Importance of Mentors
Office Romance
Office Dress
Internet, Email, and Phone
Instant Messenger
Business Meal Etiquette
Business Travel
Ten Steps to Take If You Lose Your Job
On Work and Boredom
Beyond Your First Job
Moving Home
Location, Location, Location
Gradspot's Ultimate (Abridged) City Guide
Top Five Tips for Moving With and Without a Mover
Neighborhood, Space, Cost: Two Outta Three Ain't Bad
The Real Estate Hunt
Ad Speak in Real Estate Listings
Sealing the Deal: Applying and Signing the Lease
Confessions of a Nomad: The Modern-Day Odysseus
Specifics of Renting a Condo
Specifics of Renting a House
The Negotiator's Toolkit
Roommate Living
Renters Insurance
Setting Up Your Pad
Dealing with Housing Issues
Buying Your Own Pad
Top Ten Ways to Go Green in Your First Apartment
Personal Finance Cheat Sheet
Everything You Wanted to Know About Credit
Repaying Your Debt
Student Debt
Bank Accounts
How to Write a Personal Check
Automatic Bill Pay
Credit Cards
Deciphering Your Credit Card Bll
Easy Budgeting: Audit Yourself
Saying & Investing
Do I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
Investing for Short-Term Purchases
Investing for the Medium-Term
Investing for Retirement: 401 (k)s and IRAs
Long-Term Investing: Stocks & Funds
Opening a Brokerage/Investment Account
Investment Cheat Sheet
Building a Financial Management System
Common Tax Forms & Deductions for Recent Grads
Hire a Tax Professional or Do It Yourself?
Cars & Commuting
Do You Need a Car?
Buying vs. Leasing
Choosing a Car
Ten Great Cars for Recent Grads
Hitting the Dealership and Making a Deal
Signing the Contract
Buying Used Without Getting Abused
Purchasing New and Used Cars with Financing
Leasing Cars
Car Insurance
Auto Essentials
Mileage Chart: How Much Do You Need for Gas
Top Ten Ways to Be a Green Driver
End of the Road: How to Sell Your Car
Health Insurance: Why You Need It
Lingo: Talking Health Insurance
Getting Health Care on Your Own
Health Insurance Essentials
Women-Specific Health Care Concerns
Getting Health Care Through Work
HMOs vs.PPOs
Dealing With Your Health Insurance Company
Choosing a Doctor
How to Choose a Dentist
Ask the Expert: Should I Buy Dental Insurance
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Healthy Recipes
The Gym
411 on STDs
Grad School
Five Good and Bad Reasons to Go to Grad School
Deciding What to Study
Finding the Right School
Business, Law, and Education
Studying for the GMAT, LSAT, and GRE
Funding Grad School
Is It Possible to Balance Full-Time Work with Part-Time Grad School?
Epilogue: The Golden Rule of Life After College
Appendix: Gradspot Recipes
Further Reading
About the Authors
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