Before I started uni, I was so focused on accounting or a financial career, but now that I've started uni I feel that maybe I'm just not cut out for this industry. Like I've met loads of people who are so much better than me in terms of their achievements and CV and they're competing for the same jobs I am. I used to think how it's probably not that hard to get into finance as long as I had decent extracurricuosrs and work experience but it turns out that I really don't, compared to the other people at uni. Plus, I'm getting rejected left, right and centre by the big banks and consultancies while others I know are getting multiple offers.
At the moment I'm thinking of trying for less competitive careers alongside my finance aim. Is anyone else here maybe thinking of a back up choice or am I alone in this?
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- Thread Starter
- 16-01-2017 17:56
- 17-01-2017 00:06
Lots of people don't get their first choice job straight out of uni. It's not a case of in at 21 or out for life. Get a good job which is relevant, plug away and learn some good stuff, then sell that knowledge to wherever it is you want to go.
Odds are within a year or two of graduating you'll have changed your mind anyway - such is life!