How would a recent college graduate avoid the typical office job? Any ideas?
It depends what degree you earned, what other subjects you studied and what jobs you would like to do outside of the office.
What was your major in?
That would depend on if you have "out of office" life experience that you can sell the potential employers who offer jobs "out of office." You'll also have to be tactful, if you're young enough, be sure to omit your office experience from your resume. If you're a bit older, like me, you'll find breaking this "office worker" mold a bit tougher. . .
1. Freelance Contracting
Try offering your services/skills gained from your college degree on the open market. Plenty of businesses use out sourced subcontractors to do work that is atypical and outside of the office. Temp services can also provide placement outside the ordinary.
Numerous organizations exist that provide volunteer opportunities to people wanting to gain experience relevant to particular educational pursuits. Offering a foot in the door and providing networking within the organization/field, later employement can be garnered being an insider on new openings. Many of these volunteer experiences can be far from a typical office.
3. Self employment
Exploiting the knowledge and experience you have from your degree gives you an up on entrepreneurs without college in their backrounds. This is true even if your degree is not in business, some profitable niche or novelity can be identified applying information obtained from classes you passed. Staying abreast of current advancements in the relevant areas through the field's peroidicals can help gain insight into potential venture opportunties.
Either through further education in related subjects, advancement of a degree, or instructing, a college graduate can find employement and stay out of the office by never leaving the classroom. Being a colleague's/professor's study subject/research assistant can also be rewarding fiscally and in making contacts.
If the 8-5 typical office job is all that is available where you are then relocation maybe a realistic option. If you venture far enough the normal job for the natives may be far from an office or typical.
Ofcourse many graduates find employement completely outside the field of their degree. But if you are looking to be outside an office and avoid the typical, almost every area of collegiate study offers some way to earn a wage that is not typical or confined to a office. Just look deeper into the field if you are having trouble finding one.
For a college graduate who is a motivated individual, they could consider an outside sales job. In sales, it wouldn't matter what their degree was in, there is going to be some one selling a related product...somewhere.
It does take a certain type of individual to succeed in sales though. They need to be outgoing, organized, and very motivated.
Shortly after college, I sold wholesale food to restaurants. it was a great gig. I got to make my own hours and work from home. My typical day consisited of visiting current customers and prospecting for new ones. In the evenings I would make my plan for the next day.
Many companies will start you off with a salary until you get established, and then slowly wean you off of the salary until you are working only on commission. So this type of job is not for a person who NEEDS to make a certain income.
Boring office jobs are a thing of the past when you decide on an oil rig career. Try this site for lots of information on entry level roustabout jobs. http://roustaboutoiljobs.com You need to be fit and not get homesick but the rewards are really good.
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