Given our current work environment, do you feel your studies are putting you in a strong position to start a new career, or do you believe you are in a precarious position in terms of starting your career? For those who have graduated, is your career on track or in a more precarious position (lack of job security, etc.)?
It depends. Typically for my case, with the help of my friends, I have always been able to land good internaltional jobs with a mere engineering degree from an engineering school in Myanmar. Generally speaking, 9 out of 10 graduates from my university would take further studies, their masters and Ph.D’s, and most of them are now enjoying their lives as highly paid professionals.
- not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
“a precarious ladder”
- dependent on chance; uncertain.
“he made a precarious living as a painter”
I graduated December 2019 and would say my career is definitely not on track since graduating. There appeared to be hiring freezes during March 2020 for almost a year, at least in the positions I was investigating. Since then I’ve been working as labourer. But now I want to get my career back as the new world order or “reset” is coming into view. In the last year I was not willing to incur the costs of being unemployed for a period in order to develop some Machine Learning projects and Cardano coding that I wanted to learn. However I am now in better position to take this risk. So my career is precarious in a sense, but now it’s time to take some risks.
Currently, I am not in a precarious situation. I am interning at P4W and I am still an MBA student. I would say that my career is on track in the current time. However, I did feel that I was in a precarious situation when I finished my undergraduate degree in 2019. I was not finding jobs due to lack of experience, and the pandemic made my situation worse.