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    Hi all,

    So I've been out of University a year now. Worked for newspapers (unpaid) and had a paid marketing gig for a bit and then went on to work as admin/support staff in a school. My role currently is quite digital based, adverts, photo editing, newsletters, blogs social media so I'm swinging back into that media/marketing sector.

    Recently, although I love working In a school I've been searching for better paid work (term time only salary sucks) but I've turned down job offers in marketing on the basis that I love where I work - but there's no openings to become completely digital based in my role or any progression - so no higher salary. With student debts to pay - I'm kinda at a lose end.

    I have considered becoming a teacher, but depised my subject (English) and there's no jobs out there for media teachers.

    Do I leave my job to start progressing in my career and earn a better salary??

    I feel like I've hit a graduate wall where I should be progressing and earning - and I'm getting the offers - but I'm in a lose end of where I actually need to be right now sector wise!!

    Advice from other graduates or any sympathy for anyone in similar situation be nice
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    Hi all,

    So I've been out of University a year now. Worked for newspapers (unpaid) and had a paid marketing gig for a bit and then went on to work as admin/support staff in a school. My role currently is quite digital based, adverts, photo editing, newsletters, blogs social media so I'm swinging back into that media/marketing sector.

    Recently, although I love working In a school I've been searching for better paid work (term time only salary sucks) but I've turned down job offers in marketing on the basis that I love where I work - but there's no openings to become completely digital based in my role or any progression - so no higher salary. With student debts to pay - I'm kinda at a lose end.

    I have considered becoming a teacher, but depised my subject (English) and there's no jobs out there for media teachers.

    Do I leave my job to start progressing in my career and earn a better salary??

    I feel like I've hit a graduate wall where I should be progressing and earning - and I'm getting the offers - but I'm in a lose end of where I actually need to be right now sector wise!!

    Advice from other graduates or any sympathy for anyone in similar situation be nice
    If you want to change careers, you'd have to start at the bottom again, where the pay is low or nonexistent.

    Or stay in the job that pays decently but isn't the dream career.
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    (Original post by mcgreevy1993)
    Hi all,

    So I've been out of University a year now. Worked for newspapers (unpaid) and had a paid marketing gig for a bit and then went on to work as admin/support staff in a school. My role currently is quite digital based, adverts, photo editing, newsletters, blogs social media so I'm swinging back into that media/marketing sector.

    Recently, although I love working In a school I've been searching for better paid work (term time only salary sucks) but I've turned down job offers in marketing on the basis that I love where I work - but there's no openings to become completely digital based in my role or any progression - so no higher salary. With student debts to pay - I'm kinda at a lose end.

    I have considered becoming a teacher, but depised my subject (English) and there's no jobs out there for media teachers.

    Do I leave my job to start progressing in my career and earn a better salary??

    I feel like I've hit a graduate wall where I should be progressing and earning - and I'm getting the offers - but I'm in a lose end of where I actually need to be right now sector wise!!

    Advice from other graduates or any sympathy for anyone in similar situation be nice
    It's up to you to work out whats more important to you, guarenteed job satisifaction or better pay and go from there.
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    (Original post by ThePricklyOne)
    If you want to change careers, you'd have to start at the bottom again, where the pay is low or nonexistent.

    Or stay in the job that pays decently but isn't the dream career.
    Your first statement is true in reality, due to, yes experience and the organisation's corporate culture maybe different to others OP has been exposed to.
 
 
 
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