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How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation: Advice from 774 Graduates Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides) [Paperback]

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After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents' money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one's health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.

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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2006
Publisher   Hundreds of Heads Books
ISBN  1933512032  
ISBN13  9781933512037  

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Honest Advice That Will School You  Jul 2, 2008
I am always a little skeptical of guides like this. I never pick up those
"for dummies" books, Maybe it's a bit of a put off for me to purchase
a book that tries to teach you so condescendingly. But apparently these
books are helping some people - because thousands upon thousands
of "dummies" books have been sold.

How To Survive The Real World surprised me. When I picked it up and
started to read through the pages - I found it pretty enlightening and rather humorous. It wasn't like reading from some boring manual penned by a stuffy, elitist professional, such as allot of these types of books are, that are geared towards grads.

How To Survive The Real World is like sitting down to chat with your
best friends - the ones you can pour your heart out to and that won't make you feel completely idiotic. The friends who you secretly admire for their guts and grittiness because they always seem to have no fear when it comes to tackling difficult situations , and who have the crazy stories to prove it. And it's these same friends who you always have the happiest and enthralling times with.

How would you like to have 774 friends like this? This book combines real, sometimes brash, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, advice from the grads who set out before you and I, to conquer their destinies - but surprise, their grand visions didn't always match their real life situation.

This book is full of really useful tips and advice for just about any situation the college grad might find themselves in. Here are just a few examples - a guide to stocking your first kitchen, resume dos & don't(s), email etiquette - this is great material to have at your disposal. I would highly recommend How To Survive The Real World.

Graduation Reality and Beyond  Jun 7, 2008
Though HOW TO SURVIVE THE REAL WORLD was written for the outside the college walls dilemma of college students with diploma in hand and eyes wide open with fear about stepping across the threshold into real adult life, this well designed and very informative book is a clever means for encouraging everyone who is making changes - whether that be from schooling or from career changes at any stage in life. Andrea Syrtash serves as special editor for this latest offering from the creative minds of the folks at Hundreds of Heads Books - a thoughtful publishing group that has hit upon a very user-friendly, unique, and entertaining manner of surveying important issues by seeking comments from thousands of individuals facing the problem subject of the book. The old adage of 'two heads are better than one' has been extended to 'many heads are better than just two', and the result is stimulating, easily digestible body information that is solidly practical and from a broad spectrum minds that comfortably offers from-the-trenches advice.

This helpful aid covers chapters ranging from topics such as selecting the type of job and the location and expectations involved, whether or not to return to further schooling and when and why, financial problems about credit cards and investments, the value of making contacts both as personal friends or people in the workplace who can help further the steps up the ladder of success, how to be 'on your own', to how to stay fit both physically and spiritually. The advice comes from interviews with regular people, the comments are brief but span a variety of viewpoints. The result is similar to stepping into a think tank for 'making it' outside the hallowed halls of ivy.

There is a lot of homespun wisdom in this fun little book. While it is an invaluable asset to the new grads, it is also a useful resource for people of all ages and walks of life as chances for growth become available! Well worth the purchase! Grady Harp, June 08
Great Advice for starting life  Apr 30, 2008
I am almost a junior in college now, and so when I saw this book I thought I didn't really need to worry about it yet. However, I'm glad that I picked it up and really gave it a look through. The topics in this book are not only relevant but also extremely helpful. After I started reading some of the tips and advice presented in the book, I couldn't help but keep skimming through. Everything from finding a place to live to finding a job that is right for you.

If you're worried about getting out into the real world on your own, or if you know someone who will be soon, this is a great book to get.
Everyone should read this  Apr 15, 2008
I thought it would be a nice, light graduation gift, but this book really tells it like it is. I highly recommend this for anyone who is about to face the Real World for the first time. Also good for those who need a refresher!

Great Advice  Aug 14, 2007
The type of real world advice varies from humorous to very practical. Many topics that recent graduates face are discussed, including traveling and the workplace. If you want even more details about finances after college, then another book entirely devoted to it will be more useful. However, I still give this book my highest recommendation!

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