Graduate Blog

Countdown to Graduation: And then…


It’s been almost two months since I finished university. I’ve had my results and got a 2.1 like I wanted and now there’s the long wait until October for my graduation. Meanwhile, it’s time to get a job. Turns out it is easier said than done!

I took a small break after finishing university to go on holiday and to take some time for myself. I needed a break after the stress of the final few months of essays, exams and the dreaded dissertation. I didn’t really worry about getting work as I thought it would just happen. People were always telling me there was no work, but I didn’t pay much attention to it. I assumed that was the case for people who were looking for a specific job whereas I’m open to try any sort of work. However I was wrong. I’m a month into searching and applying for jobs (all sorts of jobs) and yet to hear back from anyone.  I know a month isn’t too long, but for a girl who currently only has a part-time job working ten hours a week (which finishes at the end of the month), I have too much time on my hands.

So I’m asking myself why haven’t I heard back?  I have good grades, a lot of work experience, I’ve worked part-time throughout my time at university, I’ve been a part of many societies and clubs, I drive and I speak Welsh (which should be an advantage in Wales). What more could I have done? What’s worse is that company’s no longer contact you to let you know they’ve received your CV/application or to even reject you (no one likes a rejection letter but it’s better than not knowing). At the moment it feels like I’m in limbo and I have no idea what I’m doing.

I guess for now, it’s time to figure out what to do with myself until that job comes along.

About the Author

Sian R Sian R

I am an English Literature and Creative Writing graduate. I would like to continue with my writing and get some work published. I would also like a career that enables me to use my writing skills and all that I’ve gained from my degree.

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