gra-dult-hood n.

1. A stage in life between graduation and adulthood.
2. Gradulthood often involves jobs that don't fulfil a graduate's expectations.
3. A term coined during the recession.

Gradulthood update.

Seeing as we now have well over 3,000 hits (!), we thought it was about time we updated any new readers (and reminded our existing readers) on what Gradulthod is all about/what kind of things we’ve written about so far.

Basically, we’re championing those of us who have finished University, but aren’t yet using their degree for a career/aren’t in an industry of their preference/are unemployed. We’ve called this stage in our lives ‘Gradulthood’, and we’ve called ourselves ‘Gradults’.

In just over three weeks we’ve posted 35 articles, had our writers featured in the Guardian (!!) and had page views from places as far a field as China, Malaysia, and Israel, as well as a flurry of activity from people in Australia looking for commemorative plates when we posted an article on the royal wedding…

Here’s a brief list of the things we’ve written about thus far:

A Brief Prologue – If you take a look at the top right hand side of the homepage, your two writers have written about how they found themselves in Gradulthood, and what they intend to do about it.

A Gradult AbroadA feature to showcase the adventures undertaken by Gradults. So far we’ve had Dave Procter talk about his experiences cycling from L.A to New York, and Michael Gray has written about his time in Peru in part one of his South American adventure (part two coming soon).

A Gradult at WorkJoseph Richardson guided us through the trials and tribulations of life at ‘The Call Centre’. ‘A Gradult (not) at Work: The media industry’, COMING SOON!

Now That’s What I Call ThriftWanting to save some pennies? Look no further. Each week Joe guides us through the best way’s to save money, ranging from using the self-checkout at supermarkets, to what kind of shampoo you should be buying.

Gradults 0 The highly successful series has so far taken on two of Gradults least favourite parts of the job search, ‘The online application’, and ‘The jobsite’.

We’ve also had guest features written by Oliver Kenyon, David Procter, Pete Kelly, and David McCourt on all aspects of Gradult life including; teaching English abroad, making the most of your bar job, and how Mick Jagger can help your job search.

We’d absolutely love a bit more interaction from all you lovely people! We can see that you’re viewing the pages, why not leave us a small comment as well? The comment posting system has now changed, and you can now leave us a few special words without having to have any sort of account.

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