Five jobs for graduates who fancy a career change
So what if your degree is in Maths?
Itchy thinks that this is the perfect opportunity to build a career in something completely different – you know, one of those jobs that you’ve always secretly thought you’d like to do but haven’t have the balls to look in to properly.
Well, guess what? It’s your lucky day, sunshine. Itchy has taken a closer look at our top 5 oh-crap-I-just-left-uni-what-do-I-do-with-my-life-now jobs, so you don’t have to.
Apparently the key to being a hand model lies in - brace yourself - having bloody great hands. And it doesn't stop there... you have to MAINTAIN those bloody great hands to a perfect standard throughout your career. Think you can handle that? This might be the job for you. Take some photos of your hands holding some exciting things (Jam jars? Bananas? Keys? Flowers? A rock?) and pop them over to an agency to assess your star potential... et voila! A career. Just invest in some protective gloves and you could have a steady income.
Becoming a pilot involves lots of exams and Itchy has heard it's quite difficult... so if you're a bit clever or adventurous, why not give it a go? Airline companies often run schemes to train pilots, with a job waiting at the end. Perfect. If you don't fancy actually flying a plane, there's always air hosting (And no, you don't have to be a lady in a short tight skirt... but it helps). This involves some training and some basic requirements, including good vision, hearing, excellent health, ability to swim 25m aaaaaaand it helps to have knowledge of another language and/or first aid. Oh, it's also quite a good idea to make sure you have a valid passport (that could be awkward at the interview).
This is one that we here at Itchy have seriously considered, especially after watching Chalet Girl (don't judge)... but there are some considerable drawbacks, namely getting up early and cooking to a high standard on demand. But if you forget about those for just a sec, you might end up in a beautiful luxury chalet, looking after a family who never visit, leaving you with snowy mountain free time to play about on a snowboard and drink the night away. Basically, it's a gamble. If you love the slopes, why not take a chance?
This one is a no brainer. You get to try new types of chocolate all day long AND you get paid. Well, of course we'd like to do that. But did you know that professional tasters have to steer clear of spicy foods and go to extreme lengths to preserve their perfectly honed tastebuds? If you can manage that, you don't mind eating around 100g of chocolate a day, and you think you can taste the difference between different varieties of chocolate, what are you waiting for? Salaries are high! NB: Itchy hears that most chocolate tasters (understandably) fear visiting the dentist.
Character at Disneyland
This one is all about being a certain height or hair colour, so if you don't like being judged on your physical traits, this ain't one for you. BUT if you enjoy pretending to be someone else all day, this might be right up your street. Costumes are provided and you could find yourself becoming any character from Alice in Wonderland to A Bug's Life's Princess Atta. Itchy's heard that there's a bit of a hierarchy between the characters (well, obviously kids prefer Mickey Mouse to say, Eyore) and that some costumes can get rather uncomfortable (Winnie the Pooh's head is rather heavy, apparently) but generally it sounds like a laugh. Getting paid to dress up? Yes please.
What's stopping you? We've given you the knowledge, now get your CVs out there.