That's a utopian ideal that doesn't reflect the reality of the economic times in which we live. Time was, you did get a job straight after leaving school and stayed in it for 50 years. These days, working life is much more fluid. You can chop and change, mix bits and pieces of different jobs as you wish/as you can.
"Transferrable skills" are the watchword - a job in which you learn how to use complex databases and spreadsheets for example could be useful in a job as a financial analyst, a statistician, something to do with maths, a whole load of things. Being media savvy is good in, er, media, but also in things like the law when you need to make persuasive arguments. Etc.
Any job, even basic ones, will give you something
you can use elsewhere. Hell take the fast food industry, dealing with customers and the high pressure nature of the work, multi-tasking and coordinating to get things done - that's stuff you do in other jobs too, and the same skills can be applied in better ways, and it's not too hard to tailor your resume in such a way that reflects and emphasises that.
edited 12th Oct '12 11:34:43 AM by CaissasDeathAngel
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