A quality job is a job that puts a young professional entering the workforce on the path to economic mobility and helps them grow and advance in their career.
There are four dimensions to identifying a quality job.
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Building social capital is critical for college students, especially first-generation students from low-income families. To be fair, though, this is a hard one. A lot of these college students feel awkward and unsure about networking or reaching out to strangers.
There’s a myth that reaching out to others can be perceived as disrespectful or intrusive. However, this is far from the truth. We live in a world that runs on relationship-building — and networking is a skill that can make all the difference.
It starts with their immediate, personal network. This could include their peers, friends, professors, alumni, or an employer (if they’re working part-time or doing an internship).
They should take a hard look at this network and see if someone they know can help them with what they need.
Next, they should think about all the people this person in their network might know.
Most of us, especially teachers, often assume that when students from low-income communities go to school, study well, and graduate, they’re likely to be on the road to economic mobility. That’s not always true.
We don’t account for behind-the-scenes coaching and development opportunities that young people from high-income families get. This looks like the dinner table conversations with parents, a career coach to figure out what college to apply to, or a family friend who can connect you with the right people for your first internship.
While frugality is undoubtedly important in personal finance, boosting your savings can also be done by earning more money.
Whether you're self-employed or working for somebody else, your income is determined by three factors.
The shutting of schools due to the pandemic has meant a sudden shift towards digital education, with many parents, teachers and students scrambling to get things in order.
There has been a shortage of digital tools (like iPads) and many don’t have internet access though, making do with public wifi.
Think if you are willing to sacrifice your free time to struggle to establish a side hustle and if you can handle the consequences of it.
If you are willing, develop a system of positive triggers and routines to help support your self-discipline and exert all your extra effort to grow your side hustle, then you have the psychological foundation to build a successful business.
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