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    Hey all,

    I am graduating in July, and what I really want to work into is banking and finance. However, due to certain issues, I have been unable to apply for jobs - and now deadlines for most firms I wanted to work at, have already passed.

    I want to apply for the 2012 intake when job applications open later this year.

    However, this means that I will have a whole year of doing nothing. I cannot afford a masters. I've thought about doing a graduate diploma in law at a law school, as some of them offer significant scholarships - however, most people have advised me not to do it because it's tough and worth it only if I really want to work in the legal sector.

    I would like to do something worthwhile with my time - I can't bear the thought of being completely idle during one year Ideally, if I could find a one-year job, that would be great, but I can't think of any such job.

    What are my options? Any advice?

    Thanks x
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    join a temping agency
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    Whatever you do, keep yourself available - some people in your situation get tempted to go off travelling but be aware companies will often decide to invite you for interview at short notice, with zero flexibility for rearranging it!
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    (Original post by heart shaped box)
    Hey all,

    I am graduating in July, and what I really want to work into is banking and finance. However, due to certain issues, I have been unable to apply for jobs - and now deadlines for most firms I wanted to work at, have already passed.

    I want to apply for the 2012 intake when job applications open later this year.

    However, this means that I will have a whole year of doing nothing. I cannot afford a masters. I've thought about doing a graduate diploma in law at a law school, as some of them offer significant scholarships - however, most people have advised me not to do it because it's tough and worth it only if I really want to work in the legal sector.

    I would like to do something worthwhile with my time - I can't bear the thought of being completely idle during one year Ideally, if I could find a one-year job, that would be great, but I can't think of any such job.

    What are my options? Any advice?

    Thanks x
    Your assuming you can actually get onto a graduate level job within the banking and finance sector for the 2012 entry year. I'm not being harsh, just covering all bases for you!

    Try with a temping agency to gain relevant experience working in a related field. Interning (unpaid / paid) with a relevant firm will boost your application. Take into consideration that the next application cycle, you will be competing with fresh graduates! Plus a backlog of like-minded graduates (to yourself) who will be hunting for those elusive positions. Banking / Finance sector is extremely competitive.

    I wish you all the best!
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    (Original post by heart shaped box)
    Ideally, if I could find a one-year job, that would be great, but I can't think of any such job.
    Eh? Any job can be a "one-year job" if you want it to be.
 
 
 
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