Now i am finishing uni....

Ok, so i graduate this summer and havent can't a clue what to do next. I have been offered a job teaching english in china, but i havent accepted.

Has anyone done anything cool and amazing abroad, and relatively cheap.

Addy

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I know it's unusual for a graduate but after uni I got a job!!!

I know someone who has accepted a job teaching English in Korea. Is this what most graduates do? Teaching English abroad? I dont know. Was this what you wanted to do?

gbspurs

I know it's unusual for a graduate but after uni I got a job!!!



is your job related to your degree? if so may i ask what it is, ive got a 2:1 in IT with Business but cant get anything

depends on the uni you went to aswell

MR1123

ive got a 2:1 in IT with Business but cant get anything



There are loads of jobs in IT that will take 2:1s. Apply to technology at at least 15 banks and I'm sure you'll get an interview. The top 100 graduates website lists 100 companies there and pretty much all of them have an IT role. Submit applications and you will get a job!

jazzy639

There are loads of jobs in IT that will take 2:1s. Apply to technology at … There are loads of jobs in IT that will take 2:1s. Apply to technology at at least 15 banks and I'm sure you'll get an interview. The top 100 graduates website lists 100 companies there and pretty much all of them have an IT role. Submit applications and you will get a job!



believe you me i tried, and still am like a dog, too much competition knowadays and most IT jobs require technical skills and qualifications which i dont have i went Westminster btw
Edited by: "MR1123" 28th Feb 2011

MR1123

believe you me i tried, and still am like a dog, too much competition … believe you me i tried, and still am like a dog, too much competition knowadays and most IT jobs require technical skills and qualifications which i dont have i went Westminster btw



Check out the ones on the top 100 site as a lot don't need that much technical skills. After all an IT job with an IT degree will mean some IT skills but doesnt have to be programming. Theres quite a few jobs out there that are to do with technology and business, good luck with the job hunt

thanks jazzy, i will need it

" Ok, so i graduate this summer and havent can't a clue what to do next. I have been offered a job teaching english in china, but i havent accepted. "

You have seriously been offered a job teaching English ?

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" Ok, so i graduate this summer and havent can't a clue what to do next. … " Ok, so i graduate this summer and havent can't a clue what to do next. I have been offered a job teaching english in china, but i havent accepted. "You have seriously been offered a job teaching English ?



btw i thought you need a phd to teach?

Friends have gone on to do various things, some went straight into graduate jobs, one did the teaching in china thing and hated it, another did it and loved it, some became teaching assistants, then have gone on to do a post grad teaching, nursing, speech and language therapy, quite a few in banking/accountancy getting further qualifications there.
Work out what you really want to do, maybe consider going abroad to do it or going back to Uni to do something else as a masters of post grad. Some courses are funded by the government and even have grants available.
Get some experience under your belt, just do somethng, even if it is 'below' you and your qualifications, you never know it might lead somewhere and even if not you will have a wage coming in and prospective companies will see you haven't been sitting on your ass all day.
Maybe even volunteering to do some work for a charity in the IT department, keep your skills up to date and do a little good at the same time.
It's not easy but there are jobs out there. Maybe contact your old university and see if they have any connections and can help set you up somewhere, there are careers advisors there and you should use them.
Also, ask them to read your cv, you need to make sure you are selling yourself to your best potential and get some tips on interview techniques, some of my friends have just blagged their way through interviews above their ability and still got the job.
Most of all - good luck, keep your head up and keep on going, you will get something sooner or later, hopefully sooner.

I done my placement year in South Korea, was the best experience of my life. I graduate this summer as well, gonna work for a bit to save up then head to Asia and Australia for a couple of years. Each to their own but if I don't travel now I never will, the thought of starting my 40 odd year working career right now really doesn't appeal to me. Go for it mate, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity

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" Ok, so i graduate this summer and havent can't a clue what to do next. … " Ok, so i graduate this summer and havent can't a clue what to do next. I have been offered a job teaching english in china, but i havent accepted. "You have seriously been offered a job teaching English ?



I wasn't aware that I was being assessed, but your irrelevent input is highly valued...


And thanks johnny and sickily, really helpful.
Edited by: "addyliver" 1st Mar 2011
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