Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Some students have the luxury of waiting for their dream job or being rather picky because they are going into a field that is in high demand, such as engineering. Other students may be fine with sustaining a similar lifestyle to what they had during college and are happy waiting around until they are able to land their dream job.
While we all wish we could live in an ideal world where we could wait around until the exact right opportunities come our way, the reality is that most of us need a job sooner rather than later. My recommendation to you would be to cast a wide net – apply for your dream jobs, but also apply for jobs that may be more of the solid building block type of positions, rather than pie-in-the-sky, long-term careers.
If you find yourself getting an offer for a position that would give you experience related to your field, but does not make your heart skip a beat, give it serious consideration. If you are willing to stay in the role for a few years, gain experience and diversity your skills, you will have developed all of the essential qualifications to ensure that when you are ready to take a leap and apply for your dream job, you will have demonstrated that you have the dedication put in the time and effort to achieve your dreams. Good luck!