As I wrote in my last post, my time as a student is coming to an end (well as long as I pass everything *crosses fingers*). So now comes the decisions of what to do next – which isn’t easy. Once you finish university, it’s usually assumed that you know what career to choose. Of course some people either study a specific course which leads onto a career and others are lucky enough to know what they want to do… but for me, I don’t have a clue!
If I’m honest, I think I know more about what I don’t want to do. As I’ve spent the last three years studying about the events industry, I’ve definitely learnt that certain areas (such as finance) are not for me. Many events also require working late shifts, (usually starting early evening and working through until the early hours of the morning), and I honestly don’t think I could handle that either! Sleeping is one of my favourite things!
I think too much pressure is put on students/young adults to walk straight into a career after graduating or by a certain age. We have until retirement to find a career, which could be a job that at this point, we might not even know about yet. Being young is about having fun and making memories. Obviously it’s important to have a job to support yourself financially – but a life-long job is not necessarily something that needs to be found the moment after walking out of university. Don’t get me wrong, I fully support anyone who knows exactly what they want to do and is successful in walking into that job… but personally, I’m just looking for something that can pay my bills, lets me I enjoy weekends with my friends and hopefully book a holiday to somewhere hot!
Obviously my job search will continue over the next few weeks/months… But I’ve decided not to stress too much about what the job I (hopefully) finally get is. As cheesy as it sounds, people usually say you find a boyfriend/girlfriend when you’re not really looking… maybe it’s the same for a career?