The younger generation is now offered with a wide array of choices when it comes to career selection. A common dilemma is whether to take many different jobs before they take a lifelong one. While some graduates may jump to pursue their ideal career without hesitation, the other option, which is to take some other jobs for a start, seems to be more appealing and rewarding.
Firstly, working experience of diversified jobs facilitates future career orientation. Frequently, students who have just graduated from university have no clear clue about the required skills and different tasks associated with a certain job. Taking a profession as a teacher demands in-depth academic knowledge, great patience and scientific teaching methods; whereas a job as an accountant may require ability to handle complicated figures and even a good command at computer. Only by familiarizing oneself with different jobs can people be capable of making reasonable decisions about the job he prefers to do in the long run. My sister Lucy is a case in point. She started her first job as a white-collar worker in Human Resources department in a renowned cosmetic company. This job didn’t meet her expectation and then she decided to quit, becoming a civil servant at local government months later. Again, it wasn’t long before her resignation and finally found a job she loves and suits as a kindergarten teacher. Life is not a straight-line path, but a road full of twists and turns. It always takes some detours and time for us to find the right path and the most suitable job.
Secondly, taking different jobs before a taking a long-term career is enrichment to one’s experience and improvement of his personal ability. Being a tour guide broadens one’ s horizon and knowledge about different culture; being a IT worker enhances one’ s ability to cope with all kinds of tricky computer problems; being a waitress or waiter polishes one’s patience and people skills, especially how to deal with angry customers who come to make a complaint. Modern society has great appetite for comprehensive talents. All the abovementioned skills acquired during different jobs make an applicant or job-seeker more competitive and qualified.
For the above reasons and consideration, I believe that taking several different kinds of job before one takes a career in a long term is a wise option