Am I unemployable?Watch
Writing this hoping somebody may be able to give me some insight. I'm currently job hunting after graduating. However, I only graduated with a 2:2 (58%) degree in economics after my father passed in an accident before beginning final year, I became depressed and demotivated. Luckily, I got accepted to a masters in business management and achieved a 1:1 first overall. However, I'm very concerned my undergraduate 2.2 result will prevent me from gaining a place on graduate schemes. Am I basically unemployable to grad recruiters?
So far I have worked mostly in the retail sector. I have worked in boots for nine months and in Primark for a few months part-time too. I also spent a summer working abroad in Spain teaching English. I have two professional references from my previous managers and I also have my dissertation supervisor from university . My networking contacts are not that strong I have a LinkedIn profile with about 150 connections most of whom are fellow students and a few lecturers.
also, have u done any internships/placement years?
It can be quite daunting because many that universities push as "the best" want a 2.1 or a 1st. Have a look around though because many grad schemes looking for graduates with 2.1's will accept a 2.2 in an undergraduate if you have a good masters degree also.
Very few people walk into a job immediately after graduating. Your degree might have been described as having an uncompetitive job market. That just means there's 200 people applying for 1 position rather than 2000.
Work on your applications and be sure to big up all your achievements, academic or not.
You are definitely employable! Don't give up! 🙂