It's been a few weeks since I finished my exams for my BSc Computer Science course and I have just been taking the time off to relax and do whatever I want. I'll be graduating in July and I understand that I have already left it late to start looking for jobs, graduate jobs, schemes etc. I was planning to finish off my CV and start looking around and sending out applications, however, my family wants to go abroad (To visit family) between around August for a month (After I graduate).
So at the moment I said no because that would mean I can not apply for jobs and probably start working any time soon and this would set me quite behind as I'd have to start applying around September time and miss out on a lot of graduate opportunities. But at the same time I'm not too keen on looking for a job so quickly and starting work. Plus I guess I've already missed out on a lot of graduate job/scheme deadlines already.
Should I go abroad for the month and take this as an opportunity to try and find any volunteering work or any work related to IT. (I'm not sure what my chances are of finding something but it's a risk) - Would it be quite bad if I couldn't get any experience whilst abroad? Also I could use the time I got now and even after I come back from abroad to carry on working on my programming skills, learning new languages (as they are not really the best at the moment) as well as contribute to open-source projects online and working on projects myself to learn and as evidence of skills. -> Then with these newly acquired experiences/knowledge I could start looking for jobs that I am interested in or early in 2017 for graduate schemes or graduate jobs, with a much better updated CV. Or would it be best for me to avoid going abroad, update my CV and start looking for jobs ASAP and building experience that way.
Thank you for taking your time to read my long post. Hope I can get some advice!
And actually passed?