The first week in your new job

The day before you start your first ever ‘adult’ job can be nerve wracking indeed. You might have an idea of what to expect or you might have no clue at all. Here are some tips to help you get through your first week in your new job. Before you start Plan, plan, plan To…

Signs it might be time to leave your job

Deciding to quit your job can be a difficult decision. There are lots of reasons why it might be a good idea or even time to quit your job. It really is a personal decision to make most of the time but here are some reasons I think show it might be time to call…

What to think about when handing in your notice

I recently handed in my notice at my job. This article is from the perspective of handing in your notice with a new job lined up. However, most of the content will also be relevant if you’re handing in your notice for another reason. *disclaimer- all my own opinions here, there’s no perfect way to…

The best things about life as a graduate

Student life was a lot of fun and if I’m honest I do miss it. However, life as a graduate isn’t too bad so I need to start appreciating my life as it is now. I have been out of university for just under a year now and here are the three main things that…

My ‘no spend’ month

What is a no spend month? A no spend month (or week, day etc) can be defined in a few different ways. For me, my no spend month was defined as not spending any money on non-essential items such as groceries or essential toiletries. This means, no eating out, no buying clothes or make-up, no…

Summer holidays on a budget

I’ve recently booked a holiday to Rome in the summer. Although I am on a pretty tight budget at the moment I was determined to make it happen. Here are some tips for planning a summer break on a budget: Book now! A big money saver, in my experience, is booking well in advance. Don’t…

Accepting a job that you’re ‘overqualified’ for?

It’s common to have to take a job straight out of university that you probably feel a bit overqualified for. Usually, it’s a necessity to accept any job that is willing to take you on. Here’s why taking an entry-level job that might not even require a degree is a good idea: Build up experience…