Should I continue studying or look for a job?
At the end of their time at university, one of the most important questions recent graduates ask themselves is: what should I do after university? Should I go on to complementary study or look for a job?
Deciding which of these options is best for your future depends on the sector you are planning to work in. It makes sense to find out what employers are looking for at the moment and what the people who choose new employees are looking for in candidates. It’s true that there are a growing number of universities which have agreements with companies which allow students who have finished their degree to do work placements and so get a foot on the career ladder. But, on many occasions these work placements are not a true reflection of the realities of working in a company and the demands placed on employees.
This is a problem because, although work placements are a terrific option for those starting out in their career, sometimes they are not what you expect or don’t give you the experience you need to help you in future employment. Consequently, the restrictions of the work placement system stop both students and companies from getting the most from this type of work experience. Even so, this situation is evolving over time and it’s important to have a positive attitude, show enthusiasm and press on with the decisions and objectives you have set yourself during your time at university, whether they involve continuing with your studies or starting to look for your first job, always taking into account that while you will face obstacles and rejection, you’ll also find solutions and get good news.