What happens if you haven't got a graduate job in your field after a year and longer?

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Hello,
So I am wondering whether after a certain amount of time without a graduate job or career type job in your field after graduating, what happens ?
Do all your applications then start getting ignored and you end up long-term unemployed or working a minimum wage job for the rest of your life?
Sincerely, a worrier
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If you have gaps in your studying & professional working history that are longer than 18 months, you will struggle to attract enough interest from graduate scheme providers in your preferred field to obtain access interviews unless you network extensively or have a very specialist skillset.
Assuming that you only apply to graduate schemes where you: meet all the entry requirements, have good references, strong verbal skills and no past/requirements/current personal circumstances that could be viewed as unattractive to employers.
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If you have gaps in your studying & professional working history that are longer than 18 months, you will struggle to attract enough interest from graduate scheme providers in your preferred field to obtain access interviews unless you network extensively or have a very specialist skillset.
Assuming that you only apply to graduate schemes where you: meet all the entry requirements, have good references, strong verbal skills and no past/requirements/current personal circumstances that could be viewed as unattractive to employers.
I see, what about if I had recent work experience that wasn't specific to my degree like an Admin? I've been getting interviews and 1 scheme I lost out on by 1 mark but I just can't seem to get all the way through. I don't always apply to grad schemes but like insurance and even then I seem to get through to get told they pick someone with more experience. Would it be worth delaying my masters by another year if I graduated in 2019 in undergrad and haven't had a proper job since then ?
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I see, what about if I had recent work experience that wasn't specific to my degree like an Admin? I've been getting interviews and 1 scheme I lost out on by 1 mark but I just can't seem to get all the way through. I don't always apply to grad schemes but like insurance and even then I seem to get through to get told they pick someone with more experience. Would it be worth delaying my masters by another year if I graduated in 2019 in undergrad and haven't had a proper job since then ?
What unis have you applied to for postgrad?
Any programmes that offer placements as part of studies or have strong links with industry and networking traditions?
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What unis have you applied to for postgrad?
Any programmes that offer placements as part of studies or have strong links with industry and networking traditions?
The university does offer one for a data scientist, not sure if I am too late however.
I was applying for Essex as I get the discount because I have been before and do not live far away. I wouldn't get any unemployment benefit if I get a masters so I needed the discount to live on. I got a 1st in Economics and I have applied for insurance, finance, analyst roles and things like that, even administrator roles for pension companies, report writers and basically anything not too bad. I have got ACCA membership but do not have the money for the materials and exams, So I was going to do computational finance as that sounds useful and more specialized. I am not sure what I could actually study and whether at another university as I got BBE in my A levels. I do not think I could go to another university, I am currently unsure how much of the masters I could do at home and not be on campus because of COVID. Because if I could do most from home then I could go to another university as I wouldn't need to live there. Thank you for having the time to reply.
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