Most graduates don’t need to be reminded of how hard it is to find a job fresh out of university or how the faltering state of the economy has wreaked havoc with employment prospects.
With thousands of students graduating in the past few months the bid to secure graduate jobs London and in other areas is becoming increasingly competitive.
Whether you have a degree or a raft of other qualifications, it seems that just isn’t enough to guarantee you a place in the graduate talent pool. Now is ideal time to experiment with turning your hobbies into a paying job, giving you a financial buffer until you are able to get the job of your dreams.
Take for example your favourite sport- if you love cycling why not give cycling lessons or lead spinning classes, and this may even lead to a more permanent position within a gym chain or sporting events company.
This is a perfect opportunity if want to earn extra money or realise your entrepreneurial aspirations. Working in an area you are passionate about will also mean that you may be more focused and committed to your role.
In addition, having your own business on the side will allow you to network and socialise with other clients who may know people in your career field. Conducting research to identify gaps in the market will also mean that you are able to find a niche area for your unique set of skills.
Another benefit of creating your own job opportunities is that it will give you experience in the world of work as well as giving you the opportunity to start paying off your student debts.