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#1 4 years ago

wut do




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#2 4 years ago

What do you want to do?

In terms of general advice, I'd say get a job. Almost any job will do. Find out what you enjoy, find out what's important to you. Start living. Start saving and investing.

Take a few weeks holiday where you just don't do anything as a reward for putting up with that shit for years.

-shrug-

If you've just left school, and not done much with your life, IMO the main resource you might be lacking is experience. Having information is wonderful but it can't tell you entirely how you're going to feel about things. Work in a few industries, find out what sort of teams you like working in, find out what sort of tasks you enjoy.

Let's see. Warnings about major mistakes that you might make and there's generally insufficient warning about:

Track your metrics. Anything you do, try to quantify it for your CV. Keep a master CV with everything you've ever done on it and edit it down for applying for specific jobs. You can always take information out but you can't add it back in - or at least not easily.

Don't take large career interruptions without good cause. It can be very hard for people to get jobs when they haven't worked in ten years or something.

Work? You only ever work for yourself. That's my attitude. Any company you work for is more correctly termed a client. I find that very useful in keeping my interests balanced with those of others.

-shrug2-

And don't listen to those arseholes who tell you what you start working in is where you'll be forever. That's something my father told me and it's bullshit. It's work to transfer across industries, but it's far from impossible.

Ho hum.

t'is a really general question you be askin' =p




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#3 4 years ago

Ha, I appreciate it.

I WANT a cabin by a lake and lots of bicycles and to move to somewhere with chilly weather and little wind and also a lightsaber.

I've had 2 internships, 1 in archaeology and 1 in physics writing. Did retail once upon a time too, and a few volunteer things with cats and hobos.

I'm definitely being realistic about the whole "any job" thing. I doubt many find their "dream job" straight away.

I feel...not on board with a short vacation though. It's going to take a while just to find a job. I dunno, I don't wanna be a mooch.




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#4 4 years ago
Toph;5736784wut do

:fap:

Or, in your case, :happyday:


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#5 4 years ago

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#6 4 years ago

Yeah, I think regardless of my major I'm pretty much fucked as far as jobs are concerned. There's pretty much no job out there besides a very select few that could ever keep me invested for such a long period of time as to keep me working for them for many years without sufficient benefit and/or other reward.

The only jobs I know I'd enjoy are sales associate for computer hardware or fixing computers and other types of machines or systems.

Every other job is meaningless on so many levels. Research and Development is great, but so many of them require at LEAST a graduate degree AND years of specific experience working in a field or working with specific technology and software just to get your foot in the door.

So what do you do after that? Graduate school, I guess. But then you have to make sure you're good enough to be kept on through professorship. Otherwise you just have to find something you don't hate and keep your interests and passions alive through self study and libraries and groups with similar interests.

It's one way to look at it anyway. However, I honestly feel that even if I got a highest-honors degree in something like physics or engineering, I'd probably still spend most of my time using it for personal projects or charity work.

Of course starting my own business is certainly something I would very much enjoy provided I had the right people, right resources, and right motivation for doing so. I would make it my life and life's work essentially of working toward a reasonable goal that I can share with a lot of people as much as I can hopefully gain something worthwhile.

Yeah, that's about it =p

Anyway, congratulations on graduating and I hope you find something down the road that you really enjoy and don't mind getting out of bed for on Monday to go and do! ^_^


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#7 4 years ago

I think I've decided to panic and become a vagabond. But thanks!

*packs bag of old clothes, being sure to leave deodorant out.




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#8 4 years ago

Yeah, that's another possible alternative ^_^


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#9 4 years ago

I'll just couch surf all day everyday




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#10 4 years ago

You graduated? You fucked up.


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