If you’re like many college students today, you got your degree in four years or less, spent more hours than you care to remember studying, participated in many activities, held leadership roles, took on a few internships, and now… nothing. The job market is tough. Anyone who says otherwise isn’t quite facing up to all the facts. With student loan debt feeling more burdensome each month, you feel like you need to start doing something now.
Don’t Be Demoralized!
For many students in your situation, it’s easy to feel demoralized. After all your hard work (and all of your mounting student loan debt!), you feel like you should have a job that pays well so you can start cutting back on debt. When that doesn’t happen in the few weeks following graduation, it’s hard not to let it get you down.
However, instead of waiting around for that grown-up job to come your way, you can take matters into your own hands, and start working now to pay off your student loan debt. You’ve probably heard it before, but it’s easier to get a job when you have a job. Finding work now (even – no, especially – work that you’re under qualified for) is important as you seek to reduce your student loan debt.
As you’re working, try to build your own brand with social media so that you’ll be prepared and in-the-loop when real job opportunities come along. When it comes to student loans, bankruptcy won’t erase these – but you could always consult with a bankruptcy lawyer to learn more about your options and feel more secure. Hard work isn’t all of the equation, but it will help do wonders for turning your situation around!