Last week was the one that most of us students dread. Results week.
We’ve chewed our fingernails to the bone, tried to keep our sober moments to a minimum and told our Mams and Dads that we an’t worried one little bit.
We were worried as hell.
And even though everyone in the family has focused on our diploma or degree results, we are actually more worried about life after uni.
PLENTY OF OPTIONS
Many of the corporate heavy-weights like Google, EMC, Facebook, Cisco, Big Fish Games, VM Ware and IBM, offer graduate opportunites. These are a step on the ladder to your dream job. Your best bet is to check out their websites and contact your local recruitment consultancies.
Make sure your CV is in tip-top condition, although recruitment consultants will give you pointers when you meet them.
Voluntary work is a great option. It might not line the pockets, but it does show potential employers that you are motivated by more than money. Charities are especially in need of talent and operating at 0 cost will be a challenge in itself. Voluntary work is rewarding and will give you valuable work experience.
Set up as a Sole Trader
You could consider setting up as a Sole Trader and working for yourself. If you have access to everything you need to work, then it’s just a matter of registering via the CRO, who will also switch your tax payments.
Plenty of resources are availableon the citizens information website.
If you are thinking of taking this route, then draft up a business plan with some basic projects. It’s also wise to check market demand what you will need to purchase on a day-to-day basis.
Funding grants are on offer, but the above pieces of info will be asked for.
Carry on Studying
Chances are, you’ve already applied for your degree or post grad course for this year. A wise decision! The economy, isn’t so great, to put it mildly, and staying in education will strengthen your skills and make you much more attractive to emplyers.
You’ve been studying flat out and who could blame you if a chance to take a well-earned break is appealing (not to mention a break from the dismal weather!)
Best to do a little planning for travel costs, visa costs and time-frames etc.
Whatever you choose to do, the collective best wishes of the Studenty team are with you. Why not share some of your advice here with fellow students.
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