Recent Grad Help! What to do next.
April 8, 2011 8:37 AM Subscribe
Recent graduate: What is going on with me!? Advice, suggestions, feedback welcome!
posted by melizabeth to Human Relations (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have graduated in the past year from college and took a job after completing an internship. I'm not 100% crazy about my job, but I know if I choose to continue to work there I'll gain the experience most organizations are looking for or even just gaining experience in case my internship has open positions in the future.
Here's where things start to get confusing..
I apply to jobs every now and then, because my job I have now is part-time and forces me to work another job on the side. I balance it pretty well and have enough finances to cover my loans and rent, etc.
Every job interview I get something really strange happens as a result.. for instance.. for instance having a second interview cancelled the day before after seemingly being a really good fit with the org and meshing well with the interviewers..
I'm thinking maybe subconsciously I am really yearning to travel and thus having my part-time job allows me to have probable reason to leave after working there 8-9 months and not receiving benefits.
How can I make travel work.. I'm interested in teaching english abroad, but with recent events happening in Japan.. it makes me a bit worried about countries in that area.. but I would willing to consider Taiwan or parts of southern China. I would love an experience in South America, but those areas usually do not pay well or at all and considered more of a volunteer experience. Each month I would only need to make around $250 USD to cover loans.. any suggestions on where I should look? Or should I stick with my job and just continue the pursuit for full-time positions and use vacation time to travel.. I feel like right now I have opportunity to leave and travel.. but at all its worth for one year for travel is it worth?
Another item to take into consideration is.. while I like the city I'm living in I've always seen myself out West.. but kinda afraid to make the change which would leave a city I know well with lots of friends and being close to family.
Sometimes I think I just need to make a leap of faith and do it.. who knows it might all turn out to be very positive.
Just need some advice.. feedback.. suggestions as to what might be the best way to approach this.