I'm nearly 23 soon and feeling like I haven't found a career yet. Graduated in summer 2012 with a 2:2 degree in London. Been working full-time since July 2011 consistently to present within recruitment as Admin, via professional contacts. I've only worked for a legit global well renowned market leader in the industry for months now and nearly 6 months, thinking to move again so job-seeking for more pay. Tbh as I've had so much responsibility for nearly 2yrs now varying from office manager/ PA, HR to marketing within the same industry and wherever I've moved after 6 months in small firms to massive now, I've always been the 1 person that everyone counts on to work alone or manage a team where all responsibility is given to me. The staff turnover is high, **** people leave or those that are with a degree/ experience who decide to get postgrads. Now I feel overqualified and experienced though and it can be demotivating, the only thing is that I've found jobs without applying, it is otherwise hard to move sectors, even to HR is difficult which is more of a career
At work there's some very fit guys and only now have I seriously started thinking of relationships. I've never had time before but it is about time to get a bf now, getting old. The hours are long, there's only career progression to be promoted by friends or sleeping with the boss. I've thought about being a recruitment consultant for ages but would only consider it as an internal in-house recruiter. I'm also finding that a relevant degree wasn't that helpful as I could've worked myself up through contacts by now. Most people in recruitment don't need grades or experience, can just be a pretty face
The social perks are fun and drinking in recruitment. However, the pays **** still and disappointingly non-negotiable as admin, I'm thinking that I'd have to do a Business postgrad abroad in March 2013 most definitely. Firms don't fund for CIPD/ CIM. So the postgrad is the only way out to get a proper career, to study and work abroad then to switch to something else as an industry. People look down on the fact that I've worked in recruitment, it is too hard to switch to another sector. The guys are hot though and dating is allowed as everyone does that, so that's +1 . It isn't that professional though, no matter how great the brand is globally and renowned for being professional specialists, due to the sleeping around, a bit like grown adults still thinking they're at uni
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