I am 23 years of age. Left university 3-and-a-half months ago with a 3:1 in Business Economics. Since I have left school I have always been in education. I have an NVQ2 in Engineering, a BTEC in ICT, and a 3:1 in Business Economics. I have never had an actual job so therefore do not have any work experience behind me. It isn't that I have been too lazy. I've never really had much of a social life and always got by, the last three years on student loans.
Now, not only do I need a job but I really, really want a job. I just want to be 'normal' and fit in to 'normal life'. The last 3.5 months I have spent most of my time in my bedroom not really having had much to do. As I have been for most of my life, I've been living in my mind. I need to get out of my mind and in to the 'real world' and just live a normal life.
Since leaving university I have been (as with most things in my life) putting off the job hunting process. I don't even have a CV. The main reason I have put this off is that I just do not know what I want to do or even what I can do? What on earth can a 23 year old with no work experience and a crappy 3:1 degree do? That is what they all want these days, work experience. I have dreaded writing the CV because there is going to be a big fat gap underneath experience. I just keep putting it off but can't put it off any longer as I am going out my my mind.
I just need a job but do not know what I can do. I would say or 'what I want to do' but feel like, in my position, I do not have a choice in the matter. The thing is, I just couldn't see myself working some crappy dead end job. I couldn't work in a factory or some kind. Nothing against anyone in that situation but I just don't see how I could do it. I just see it as a major step backwards. I feel like working in somewhere like McDonald's is fine when you are 16 but not at 23. I would really like a career to be totally honest. Something related to my degree also. I covered various topics in my degree which interest me such as accounting, finance, marketing, business, etc. Something like this would be great. Even - which I would expect to anyway - if I had to start of at the very bottom. I honestly do not know what to do.
What is the best someone in my position can do or hope for? Will anyone take on a 23 year old without experience?