Posted on: July 27, 2008

I graduated from college 3 years ago and through the course of my professional life realize, I’ve realized how little what I learned in classes is applicable to the real world. So I’ve put together a short list of classes that should be implemented at every college:

  • How to Land A Job: From resume writing to salary negotiations
  • Client Speak: Translating from Vendor to Agency to Client
  • Schmoozing 101: The art of small talk with and without alcohol
  • How to Deal With Difficult People: Learn tactics to make them bearable
  • Remembering Who: Tricks to being able to recall faces with names, companies, job titles, previous interactions and trivial family facts
  • Checks & Balances: How to balance work, social life, dating, finances, family and personal time
  • Just Say No: Learn how to tell your boss and clients no; bonus feature –  how to gently tell vendors no without crushing them or leaving them with false hopes
  • Quitting: The art of quitting your job but keeping your boss as an excellent reference

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