Congratulations! You graduated from college in the year 2020!
Unfortunately for you, you received your diploma during the coronavirus pandemic. What does that mean? Well, what it means is that it is going to be even harder to get a job out of school.
It can already be a challenge to find a job right out of school, but with unemployment rates being where they are, it makes that task even more difficult. So what are some jobs you could get in the meantime while you wait to start your professional career? Here is a list of some great options to choose from:
Server / Bartender
If you want to make some good money and avoid a meeting with a collection agency, serving and, or bartending is a great gig.
There are plenty of places that are only doing takeout and delivery as a precaution for COVID-19, but there are still a ton of restaurants doing dine-in service as well.
Yes, there may be some worry about these jobs considering a lot of the potential income is based on how busy a restaurant is at any specific time. In the same breath, it is worth mentioning restaurants are not going away and people will continue to go to them: coronavirus or not.
Food Delivery Driver
If you are afraid of potentially getting COVID-19 by working in an environment surrounded by a ton of people, food delivery could be for you. Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats are all companies that help deliver food, and you could be one of their drivers!
You would be able to make some decent money, and select when and where you want to deliver. These services give you the option of deciding whether or not you want to deliver something, and that creates a lot of flexibility for you to continue your search for a starting point in your career.
These food-delivery services are really a great, easy-going job for someone that has yet to take the first step in their career path.
Similar to the server and bartending jobs, working in retail at this current point in time comes with the inherent risk of contacting a various number of people. With that being said, the chances of being around someone who has contracted the virus are much higher.
Still, working in retail will give you a consistent pay rate no matter the number of people coming into the store. And that pay rate can help get you started on moving out of your parent’s house and, or paying off those student loans.
Although these jobs aren’t necessarily “desirable”, they provide a source of income while you, a recent college graduate, sort things out. There are a ton of things to think about once you leave school, and these three options give you an opportunity to think about your future while not having to stress about not having a job / that source of income just mentioned.