Hey graduates! Whether you’re graduating high school or college, you’re in for some big changes. These apps and sites can help! We’ve gathered some resources to help your transition into “adult life” go as smoothly as possible.
Learning to Budget Your Money
This popular budgeting app is great for beginners who are just starting to get organized. Mint’s easy-to-understand interface compares your income to your monthly bills, so you can see where your money is going or where it needs to go.
Credit is a pretty big deal, and Credit Karma can teach you all about it. It simulates your credit score based on your current credit report, shows you where you’re doing well and where you need to improve, and coaches you on how to boost your score. Plus, it’s free!
Looking for the Perfect Job
LinkedIn is a good place to start before job hunting; it’s like Facebook for professionals. Potential employers can view your past work experience, certifications you’ve earned, awards you’ve earned and more, like an interactive resume. Not only can you network with potential employers in your industry, but you can connect with your former classmates and coworkers, too. Many employers post job listings on LinkedIn, so once your profile is ready you can apply right away.
Indeed is a comprehensive job search engine for job listings. You can search for open positions by company, position name, salary, and more. If you see a job you like, you can save it to your profile and come back to it later or apply instantly.
Glassdoor is more than just a job search app. You can find average salary ranges, information about benefits, company reviews left by real employees and more, all in one place. Plus, you can apply for jobs straight from the app.
Going Apartment Hunting
With Apartments.com, you can find thousands of apartments, condos, townhomes and houses for rent in almost any area. Plus, you can learn more about the neighborhood a listing is in, like nearby transportation options and area schools. Once you’ve found a listing you love, you can contact property management through the app.
HotPads is another great apartment hunting app for new graduates. Not only can you search for apartments in an area, but you can toggle to Map View and check out the property from street level. You can easily share listings you love with your friends, too.
Zumper compiles listings from several different networks to give you the most accurate and updated apartment postings. No matter what your budget is or what area you’re looking to live in, Zumper can find something for you. You can also apply for a property straight through the app.
Finding the Best Data Plan
Now that you’re a real adult, you’ll need a wireless data plan that can keep up! With Verizon’s Mix & Match Unlimited Plans, you can get an affordable wireless plan that fits your needs. Swing by your nearest Cellular Sales store to switch to the plan that’s best for you!
Congrats, grad. You did it!