I have always been the kind of person who is never quite happy with the job that he has. I spend a week or two at a place before I decide whether it is worth staying at but even then, I am prone to switching jobs within a few months. I feel like I need to constantly be exposed to new types of jobs so I can gain new skills, new stimulations and experiences that will help me in the future with other jobs. I found graduate jobs to be some of the hardest to find once I enrolled in college; it’s strange, really, that some of these places will gladly hire you when you have your diploma in hand but they won’t hire you when you’re actually working toward it. To me, it seems like they would want to hire someone early so that they may be able to get the experience as soon as possible while growing into their position and becoming a more valuable employee who will attain their degree.
I can’t help but think that the way the current education system works sort of traps students into a niche and sometimes, even, they will never even reach a job that they wanted that has anything to do with their degree. My brother received a bachelors in psychology but so far he has not been able to find a job in his field and has settled for a boring office job. Now he answers phones all day long rather than doing what he wanted to do most; helping people. Yet, unlike me, he never received a whole lot of job experience, a wide variety of any sort like I have, and has little job experience to offer any companies. At least, even if I don’t find a job with my degree, I will have something.