The Don't Sweat Guide for Graduates: Facing New Challenges With Confidence


This Dont Sweat guide offers simple tips for taking those next steps with confidence, and shows graduates of all ages how to focus on the important accomplishments that graduation represents.

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This Dont Sweat guide offers simple tips for taking those next steps with confidence, and shows graduates of all ages how to focus on the important accomplishments that graduation represents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786887255
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/17/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Carlson, Ph.D., was the author of the bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He passed away in 2006. Kristine Carlson has a gift for creating lifelong relationships and is very dedicated to her family, friendships, and personal growth. She loves riding horses, running, and solitude. Richard and Kris were married for over 21 years. She lives in Northern California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11
1. Take Time to Enjoy Your Accomplishments 15
2. Give Yourself Some Breathing Room 17
3. Write Down Your Goals, and Then Put the List Away 19
4. Rise to the Challenge of "What Now?" 21
5. Consider Graduate School 23
6. Keep Your Part-Time College Job 25
7. Turn Your Achievements into Positive Actions 27
8. Live with Family and Friends 29
9. Enjoy Being in Your Twenties 31
10. Reflect Upon Why You Might Be Indecisive 33
11. Accept That You Don't Know It All 35
12. Try Temping or Volunteering 37
13. Let Your Friends Go 39
14. Take It Slow 41
15. Listen to Advice with Grace 43
16. Life Happens While You're Waiting for It 45
17. Fulfill a Lifelong Dream 47
18. Keep Your Options Open 49
19. Be Happy for the Friend Who Lands That First Job 51
20. Ignore Those Defensive Instincts 52
21. Call a College Mate to Commiserate 54
22. Write to Someone That You Admire 56
23. Acknowledge Your Strengths and Weaknesses 58
24. Accept Your Friends' Decisions 60
25. Give Up Your Antiestablishment Attitudes 62
26. Feel Comfortable Asking for Advice 64
27. Realize That You Won't Always Agree with Friends and Family 66
28. Networking Begins at Home 68
29. Aim for Your Dream Job 70
30. Set Life and Job Priorities 72
31. Subscribe to a Magazine in Your Field 74
32. Ignore Forecasts About the Job Market 76
33. Take Advantage of Job Resources at School 78
34. Don't Obsess Over What Goes on Your Resume 80
35. Hire Someone to Design Your Resume for You 82
36. Research Jobs and Companies in Your Field 84
37. Explore the Internet 86
38. Appearance Is Important--for Confidence 88
39. Understand That Being Nervous Is Okay 90
40. Put the First Interview Behind You 92
41. Concentrate on the Positive Comments from an Interview 94
42. Know That Job Openings Always Come Up 96
43. Explore Life Changes and Relocating 98
44. Treat Yourself When You Land Your First Job 100
45. Take Your Parents Out to Dinner 102
46. Embrace the Entry-Level Job 104
47. Let Go of One College Pastime 106
48. Leave Your Baseball Cap at Home 108
49. View the First Day on the Job as an Adventure 110
50. Take Notes When Learning a New Task 112
51. Reorganize Your Time 114
52. Explore Your Work Neighborhood 116
53. Become Absorbed in Your New Job 118
54. Set Aside Time for Yourself 120
55. Accept That You Will Make Mistakes 122
56. Survive Your First Company Meeting 124
57. Listen with an Open Mind During Your First Review 126
58. Be Open to New Experiences 128
59. Exchange New Experiences with Fellow Grads 130
60. Compartmentalize Responsibilities at Work 132
61. Extend a Hand to a Colleague 134
62. Accept Learning Opportunities Gladly 136
63. Find a Mentor 138
64. Ignore Office Gossip 140
65. Don't Burn Bridges 142
66. Congratulate Colleagues Who Get Promoted 144
67. Volunteer for New Responsibilities 146
68. Forget Stupid Things That You Think You Said 147
69. Don't Be Put Off by Real-World Responsibilities 149
70. Take Your Time Making Life Decisions 151
71. Move Out, On, and Up 153
72. Accumulate in Steps 154
73. Set Up a Budget 156
74. Save a Little Money Each Week 158
75. Don't Spend Money on Things That You Don't Really Need 160
76. Experiment If Your Job Takes an Unexpected Turn 162
77. You're Not Doing It the Hard Way--Just Your Way 164
78. Ignore Negative Comments from Friends and Family 166
79. Don't Worry If You Don't Like Your First Job 168
80. Weigh the Paycheck with Job Satisfaction 169
81. Factor in Your Interests and Your Lifestyle 171
82. Don't Try to Answer the Relationship Question 173
83. Complain Less and Enjoy More 175
84. Don't Compare Your Progress with Others' 177
85. If You Can't Have a Dog, Get a Cat 179
86. Don't Give In to Frustration 181
87. Downtime Is Good Time 183
88. Feel Free to Change Your Mind 184
89. Reevaluate Your Goals 186
90. Trying New Careers Is Like Trying on New Shoes 188
91. Consider Making a "Down" Move 190
92. You Will Find Your Career Niche 192
93. Lend a Hand to a Friend in Need 194
94. Expect to Feel Tired After Work 196
95. Take Your Career at Your Own Pace 198
96. Reconnect with Your Old Friends 200
97. Recognize When Your Values Have Changed 202
98. Maintain a Hobby to Keep Your Groove 204
99. Find an Activity That Relaxes You 206
100. Grab the Proverbial Bull by the Horns 207
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