Part-time summer, full-time fall
April 9, 2009 9:06 AM Subscribe
I'm graduating college next month and thinking about getting a part time job for the summer, then looking to get a full time job come September/October. Should I do this?
posted by firei to work & money (12 answers total)
Here's the skinny: I'm graduating from Fordham University, with a 3.7 GPA and a BS in Business Administration.
I'm planning on moving back home (in Putnam County, NY) for a few months.
Although I've been looking and applying for jobs, I haven't found any that I am both qualified for and are what I want. I don't think I'm being that picky, but, the last thing I want to do is start working full time immediately after four hard years at a job I'm not thrilled with.
Instead, I've been thinking of getting more of a standard part time summer job, whether it be in an office, as a receptionist, retail, childcare, whatev, which will allow me to make some money, but still have some summer to myself. I have a lot of personal projects and things that I'd like to work on before I'm doing the 9-5.
I'm banking on the idea that it will be easier to get a good, full-time job come the fall, because most recent college grads will have stopped looking. However, I don't know if this was ever true or is just a rumor, or if it will stand up in this economy.
Is this a good idea? Have you done this or know someone who has? Will future employers look down on me for not jumping right into the full time workforce? Will more jobs be available? Will there be less competition?
Any thoughts or ideas will help!