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    (Original post by unemployedgrad16)
    - Graduated in 2015 with a first class science degree
    - Been unemployed ever since apart from call centre work
    - Almost all of my applications get no reply
    - Applied for low paid lab tech positions but never hear anything back
    - Even though I have a year of lab experience and been published in a journal
    - Missed the deadlines for companies that interest me (Shell, Swire etc)
    - Failed the KPMG numeracy test
    - Rejected the FDM graduate scheme because it was dodgy

    I don't know what to do at this point, or how I should make the most of my time. TEFL? Summer internship? Travel? Masters? I have a lot in savings but I can't get a good job for love or money. I'm thinking about doing the CELTA course and then teaching over the summer. What else am I suppost to do?
    It would be a good idea to get some volunteering hours in whilst you are unemployed as employers really appreciate proactivity and it still help you gain experience while you apply to places.
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    (Original post by unemployedgrad16)
    - Graduated in 2015 with a first class science degree
    - Been unemployed ever since apart from call centre work
    - Almost all of my applications get no reply
    - Applied for low paid lab tech positions but never hear anything back
    - Even though I have a year of lab experience and been published in a journal
    - Missed the deadlines for companies that interest me (Shell, Swire etc)
    - Failed the KPMG numeracy test
    - Rejected the FDM graduate scheme because there was no guarentee of a job and it was unpaid
    - Most of the grad schemes look boring (audit, M&S, retail etc)

    I don't know what to do at this point, or how I should make the most of my time. TEFL? Summer internship? Travel? Masters? I have a lot in savings but I can't get a good job for love or money. I'm thinking about doing the CELTA course and then teaching over the summer. What else am I suppost to do?
    Firstly you need to look at where you have been going wrong- there is lots of information online and your careers dept should also be able to help regarding all the different application formats, whether its a CV or cover letter. As far as Maths tests go, practice practice practice online ones.

    You say you have a years lab experience- was this in a year in industry context with a company or just at your uni?
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    (Original post by unemployedgrad16)
    - Graduated in 2015 with a first class science degree
    - Been unemployed ever since apart from call centre work
    - Almost all of my applications get no reply
    - Applied for low paid lab tech positions but never hear anything back
    - Even though I have a year of lab experience and been published in a journal
    - Missed the deadlines for companies that interest me (Shell, Swire etc)
    - Failed the KPMG numeracy test
    - Rejected the FDM graduate scheme because there was no guarentee of a job and it was unpaid
    - Most of the grad schemes look boring (audit, M&S, retail etc)

    I don't know what to do at this point, or how I should make the most of my time. TEFL? Summer internship? Travel? Masters? I have a lot in savings but I can't get a good job for love or money. I'm thinking about doing the CELTA course and then teaching over the summer. What else am I suppost to do?
    Missed; failed; rejected; unemployed; boring. All words used in your thread.

    You have such a negative approach it is no wonder you are still unemployed.

    No matter though - you need to rethink.

    1. Move - maybe to a bigger place and get a job in a coffee shop or something

    2. Volunteer

    3. Consider getting a teaching assistant position - always decent pay and science teachers are gold.

    4. Apply for next year for grad schemes - they look boring but do you really know that or are you assuming

    5. Apply for a masters

    6. Get a summer job helping in a holiday camp for kids or become holiday rep. There is any number of things you could do - get off your rear end and do something positive.

    Crikey you have a first class degree in a science subject - you are blessed!!!!
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    (Original post by unemployedgrad16)
    I just realised I'm probably talking to a bunch of kids here. May as well delete this thread.
    You can't delete threads :/ you got a 1st class science degree, impressive! why don't you do a masters? Out of interest what degree was it and where?


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    (Original post by unemployedgrad16)
    I just realised I'm probably talking to a bunch of kids here. May as well delete this thread.
    Not a single person that has replied to you is a 'kid'. They're all grads.

    You need to check your attitude.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Not a single person that has replied to you is a 'kid'. They're all grads.

    You need to check your attitude.

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    Well I'm not a graduate, but I am an adult :P


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