Should You Settle Down After University?
I get it
This blog doesn't exactly sound like its about careers
But it is
We'll get to that
So you've finished Uni
Fresh faced, 1st in your hand and ready to take on the world of work
Hungover, a 2:1, way too much debt and jobhunting for anywhere that'll give you a chance
Depends how your degree went I guess
Each to their own no judging here
Just please don't have done Media studies...
Then we will judge you
But you smash it out the park and land that grad role
Full of energy you blink and you're two years in and have seen multiple promotions
You're smashing it out the park
Given a load of new responsibilities
Blinded by the bright lights of success
Fancy car, new build house and a gorgeous partner of course
The world is your oyster
And this is a BIG but (cheeky)
You have a sudden realisation this isn't what you want to do
However swapping job roles, moving to a new location or even changing industries all together
That is going to require you to go back to the very beginning
Where it all started
Back to "tea maker" again
That means back to the tea maker wages
Or completly uprooting and moving across the country
Goodbye fancy car, and that morgage is tying you down
That will limit your future job role options
Do you take that step back and move to that role you're really interested in
That's your dream role right?
Or carry on down this path which you know you don't like
Keep the car, house, stay in the same location and carry on down that route?
Truly I don't know the answer
I haven't even finished my degree yet
I'm an apprentice
Still live at home
So really have no qualification or experience to be talking on this matter
Why am I even writing this blog?
I've seen it happen.
Maybe, and this is just a maybe, a bit of a slower start on buying that house, commiting to the location, job role is an advantage.
Taking your time to make sure that you definitely want to hit it for the long term could be a real advantage.
People say renting is dead money
But who knows what they want to do after their qualifications
So maybe its not such a bad idea for a couple of years
until you've figured stuff out
Incase you do spot that dream role
You've got no ties keeping you where you are
So what's stopping you other than yourself?
I guess the moral of the story is there is no right answer
But maybe something to think about
Settling down too soon could dictate your career path before its even properly started
Told you this would be about careers in the end