Ask For Advice
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: Just graduated university and kind of lost on what is next?

  1. #11
    mustlovedogs
    Platinum Member mustlovedogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanked
    1099
    ^ but most my lawyer friends are spending 6-12 months finding a job and then they end up being paralegals or doing jobs for the court.

    Those figures are once you're actually an attorney

  2. Thanks Almira23, gianno thanked for this post
  3. #12
    IThinkICan
    Platinum Member IThinkICan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    51
    Posts
    8,308
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    3446
    OP, start somewhere, anywhere. Notice what environments you enjoy: working as a team? Working in a solitary environment? Having a predictable day? Always working on something new?

    One of my best friends graduated top of her class. Then took TWO YEARS off, waited tables and got trained how to tend bar. Now, she is at the top of her field, producing things we see on TV.

    My point is, you are psyching yourself out by focusing on how long it takes, or how many end up on a different path.

    I guarantee you, it takes even longer when you wait around looking for something that is easy. In fact, that can take a lifetime.

  4. Thanks gianno thanked for this post
  5. #13
    gianno
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    137
    Thanked
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by mustlovedogs [Register to see the link]
    ^ but most my lawyer friends are spending 6-12 months finding a job and then they end up being paralegals or doing jobs for the court.

    Those figures are once you're actually an attorney
    Are you guys in the USA? Because in Canada if your a lawyer you are like a shoe in for a good paying job

  6. #14
    gianno
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    137
    Thanked
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by IThinkICan [Register to see the link]
    OP, start somewhere, anywhere. Notice what environments you enjoy: working as a team? Working in a solitary environment? Having a predictable day? Always working on something new?

    One of my best friends graduated top of her class. Then took TWO YEARS off, waited tables and got trained how to tend bar. Now, she is at the top of her field, producing things we see on TV.

    My point is, you are psyching yourself out by focusing on how long it takes, or how many end up on a different path.

    I guarantee you, it takes even longer when you wait around looking for something that is easy. In fact, that can take a lifetime.
    See that's the thing I don't have my mind set on anything, I just want to get started. Already sent out some resumes and cover letters for jobs already. I just need to dive in somewhere and see but I need that opportunity.

  7. #15
    IThinkICan
    Platinum Member IThinkICan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    51
    Posts
    8,308
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    3446
    Why not get a job waiting tables or similar in the meantime

  8. #16
    butterfly45
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    153
    Thanked
    87
    Quote Originally Posted by gianno [Register to see the link]
    Just graduated university with a degree in psychology with a focus on mental health
    Don't know what I want to do with my life ( I really wanted to do law school but haven't taken the lsat yet but I have the means for this career path)
    My main goal right now though is finding a job preferably in my field but for now anything
    I have large amount of loans to payback as well as pay for my rent and other expenses
    Kind of worried how I will be able to afford to live
    My job experience is limited to family run businesses, therefore limited number of viable references
    I'm willing to work any job especially right now even two if I have too, but how do I market myself effectively?
    How do I get employers to take a chance on me even though I have limited experience I have great work ethic and determination to learn anything
    Any tips on my situation would be greatly appreciated.
    I've been where you are. Only now am I studying postgrad in Psychology after years of working multiple jobs in all kinds of fields.
    One route you may want to consider is research assistant jobs (if you are UK based, I can private message you some good websites). Jobs in research tend to be temporary, well-paid positions, working on a funded project. This looks good on your CV. In Psychology it looks good to keep in the loop with universities.

  9. Thanks IThinkICan thanked for this post
  10. #17
    gianno
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    137
    Thanked
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by IThinkICan [Register to see the link]
    Why not get a job waiting tables or similar in the meantime
    Currently trying but it's only been a week so I still have hopes up

  11. #18
    gianno
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    137
    Thanked
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly45 [Register to see the link]
    I've been where you are. Only now am I studying postgrad in Psychology after years of working multiple jobs in all kinds of fields.
    One route you may want to consider is research assistant jobs (if you are UK based, I can private message you some good websites). Jobs in research tend to be temporary, well-paid positions, working on a funded project. This looks good on your CV. In Psychology it looks good to keep in the loop with universities.
    I applied to a couple research based positions and talked to the people there, they say they love me as an applicant in all categories expect I don't have much experience. So I need to gain that someway while earning enough to cover my expenses.

  12. #19
    catfeeder
    Platinum Member catfeeder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    18,290
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    3765
    As your 'anything' job for income while you search in your field, consider applying at a number of temp agencies. I started with one closest to home, and I scheduled appointments x3 mornings per week with other agencies, working my radius outward. The do NOT all work with the same firms.

    Sending them resumes and expecting calls for any given position is a waste of time, ask for an interview appointment to get on their 'active' roster.

    Position doesn't matter, firm does. Grab any assignment inside companies that interest you, as that will give you access to their unpublished jobs for which you may apply from within.

    This is how most companies are hiring these days. Temps are a 'try before you buy' scenario for them. Focus is less on how the temps perform a certain role, because that can be changed, but rather whether they're a good 'fit' with the firm in terms of soft skills, reliability, willingness to learn, etc.

    Pay is usually better than retail, and your exposure to lots of people can help you to network into your field.

    Congrats on your graduation!

  13. #20
    Ms Darcy
    Platinum Member Ms Darcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    United States
    Age
    35
    Posts
    31,656
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    6123
    Quote Originally Posted by mustlovedogs [Register to see the link]
    ^ but most my lawyer friends are spending 6-12 months finding a job and then they end up being paralegals or doing jobs for the court.

    Those figures are once you're actually an attorney
    Yes, I clearly identified that the figures are for when you are an attorney. I guess I'm a little confused as to why one would make that distinction.

    Anyway, I was (generally) responding to gianno's comment about how Canadian attorneys make, on average, $80K.

    Also, I do want to emphasize that it's a very competitive degree. My friends (3) who went on to high paying jobs graduated near the top of their graduating class.

  14.  

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Top Threads
Interviewed on Wednesday, haven't heard from HR or Hiring Manager
Hi guys, I had an interview with Goldman Sachs last Wednesday. I met the recruiter from their HR department same day for coffee, he told me they
How to I tell potential employers my reasons for leaving?
I'm currently sending out applications with my resume for another job. I've been at this one for almost one year, and I can't take the racism and
Buying a house and retirement
Retirement has been weighing heavily on mine and my husband's mines . In the grand scheme of life it's only 12 years away for him and 10 for me
34 years old and looking for work
So I'm going to be graduating from University with an Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and English and, ideally, I want to enter the
How do I ask for the rest of the money politely?
I'm in my senior year of college and I'm working with a start up company for an internship to make some extra money. I was told in the beginning that
Major screw up at work :(
Hi Guys, Need some advice/help. I'm employed as an office manager - each employee is given a phone and they are expected to have it with them
High school is ending
It's the moment I've been waiting for but also the moment I dread the most. I've been working extremely hard throughout highschool also graduating

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Completely Confused? What does this mean?
Hi All- I was dating a guy for almost a year. We had a pretty great relationship- Things got serious. We told each other we loved each other. Even
Boyfriend told me he couldn't afford holiday, next day books one to Thailand
Basically my boyfriend of 6 months is $40k in debt (I'm debt-free). We had talked about going to Vietnam and he said he needed 6 months to save up
Not a regular here, I have a few questions...
I'll try to make this brief. Been in a relationship (23F) with a man (35) for 5 years. Typical in the beginning, though I always wondered how he
Weed or Me
Hi, I have been dating my boyfriend for a few months - he is 31 and I am 24. He has recently started smoking weed every night and I don't really
Is He Hiding from Me?
Hi All, Need some advice from those that are familiar with social media apps such as Instagram.. I'v been friends with this guy for about a
Red flag in friendship
I've been through a terrible first break up and was in a lot of pain. I was physically and mentally sick due to the stress of the break up but I'm
I broke hard NC after 7 months (B I G M I S T A K E)
No surprise, I'm absolutely devastated. She pretty much blew me off like I was a piece of trash. At first I was happy because she actually responded
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •