5 Universal Truths for Recent Grads:

A Step-By-Step Guide for Professional Development & Financial Freedom


Fresh Start Resumes, Fresh Start Careers and PlumTree Financial Planning have joined forces to provide recent college graduates with a roadmap for professional advancement and financial independence. The nice house and the corner office don’t just happen overnight. You need a plan to get from here to there. We can help!

We hear a common lament of graduates who excelled in school, but struggle to find decent entry-level jobs.  Now saddled with student loans and no steady income, excitement about graduation has been replaced with vulnerability and disappointment.  So, what is the secret to a successful life after graduation? Where’s the instruction manual?

We don’t have a handbook, but we’ve compiled 5 Universal Truths to help guide you on this personal journey and launch your career. Here is a sneak peek at our first installment. Chapter 1: Own It!  Don’t Let Life Happen to You. Some of the topics covered: Get the Job…Take Advantage of Your Boss…Design Your Future.

Stay tuned – we will post a new article every week. Come along with us for the ride and start #YourLaunchPlan now!


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Kate Madden, MBA, CPRW is the founder of the Fresh Start brand – Fresh Start Resumes (writing service) & Fresh Start Careers (staffing agency). She is an award-winning certified professional resume writer whose work is featured in 2 books: ‘Modernize Your Resume: Get Noticed …Get Hired” and ‘Modernize Your Job Search Letters”.  To learn more about Fresh Start, visit Fresh Start Resumes and Fresh Start Careers.

Beth D’Andrea, CFP, is the founder of Plumtree Financial Planning. She is a Certified Financial Planner® with over 20 years of industry experience. Beth provides top quality, independent, fee-only guidance to motivated individuals and families who wish to reach their financial goals. Everyone needs a well thought out financial plan. Visit Plumtree Financial Planning for more information.