I usually list new Article Bank articles every Monday, but today, I wanted to make a special note of a new article I posted: A book review for Kenneth Jedding’s Higher Education: On Life, Landing a Job, and Everything Else They Didn’t Teach You in College. Here’s a little preview of the review, starting with one of my favorite quotes from the book:

Here’s the number one misconception among people who just graduated from college: The think something’s seriously wrong with them if they don’t just fall right into a job. And here’s the truth: For the majority of new grads, it will take a little while. And there is nothing seriously wrong with them.

Higher Education: On Life, Landing a Job, and Everything Else They Didn’t Teach You in College by Kenneth Jedding is a book about feeling like a failure after graduation. In my experience, and the experience of other people I know, the months leaving up to your college departure are some of the most stressful of your life, and the months after you’re flung into the “real world” aren’t much better.

When I was reading this book, it made me remember all the questions and concerns I had when I was a new grad - and some that I still have from time to time.

Am I picking the right career path?

Why doesn’t anyone want to hire me?

I’m disappointing my family.

I made the wrong choices in college.

Why is everyone else finding success but me? When will it be my turn?

To be honest, I don’t think these feelings are limited to new graduates. I think we all feel like this at times, no matter how removed we are from college or high school. In this book, Jedding attempts to talk the reader through these feelings of failure.

Want to read the rest of this review? Check it out in the After Graduation Article Bank! You can also head to Ken’s website to learn more.

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