How To Know What To Do With Your Degree
For some degrees, the career path that you should follow is fairly straight forward. This goes for degrees like medicine or dentistry. This being said, there are plenty of degrees that leave the career paths wide open with a whole industry for you to choose from like business or an arts degree. This leaves a lot of graduates left wondering what they should do with their lives once they’ve finished university and often suffering from the graduate blues. We’ve put together some tips to help tackle this topic head on and get your dream job.
Online Career Coach
One way that you can figure out which job you should aim for is to find an online career coach. Online careers coaches can talk you through your options and find out what makes you tick. They can give you advice on what would be best suited for you depending on your skills, experience and most importantly what you like to do.
Don’t rush into it
Just because you’ve just finished university, doesn’t mean that you need to take the first job you can get. Of course, university is expensive – you may need to pay your bills, but it is important not to get too involved with a career that you are not interested in or are overqualified for. Take your time and find what is right for you – this way you’ll be able to start in somewhere that you would like to progress.
If you have a career in mind, it is important not to set your expectations too high. Some companies may expect you to start at the bottom of the company even though you have worked hard getting your degree. This may seem annoying at first, but it is also good way of getting yourself into an industry that you have been educated about, without focusing on a particular career. Once you’ve been in the company for a while, its likely that they’ll let you progress into a role that you’re more suited for. Hopefully, by this point you’ll have figured out what your career goals are after getting some real experience in this industry.
Changing your mind
Don’t worry if you’ve left university thinking that you don’t want a job in your chosen industry. There are plenty of jobs and graduate schemes out that there simply require a specific final grade or just a general degree from candidates. It doesn’t matter which subject you studied, as long as you have the skills that are developed in university, you will be considered for the job. This is great for people who change their mind about what they want to do.
Make sure you consider all of the options available to you. If you aren’t sure don’t rush into a job that you will regret in the future. The right opportunity will come along for you – we’re sure of it!