Annoyed at the (lack of) choices I've madeWatch
With all the COVID uncertainty this year, and job losses, I still put off my applications this year....I’ve heard horror stories of just how competitive grad schemes are so I almost felt that applying might be a waste of time. I thought if most people are unsuccessful what so I really have to offer?
I feel that was mostly a confidence issue and now am kicking myself. Whilst I have managed to secure a mentoring role in a school (just until July next year) I have been thinking about what I can do after that. So I applied for a grad scheme on a whim and have gone through two stages, awatng to hear about the third. I feel that if I had applied for more then I would’ve clearly had greater chance but the deadlines for them have passed.
I’m mostly gutted because it seems like a great opportunity for progression, and I’d be able to gain the qualifications I need. Whereas now, the entry level jobs in the field I want to go in to are so competitive and I’d have to fund the courses myself.
Should I try again next year, or should I just accept it for what it is and aim to get a ‘normal’ job (non grad scheme)
Hope all goes well. x