I did Bachelor of Applied Finance, just graduated in February and now having problem looking for a job like most of graduates out there (but i think my case is even more hopeless). I'm a bit lost, or I should say I'm totally lost. I keep telling myself that I must get a job no matter what but the problem is I don't even know what I want to do or have any idea of what is there to do.
I like trading (shares & forex) but I doubt I could find any job without having specific knowledge of the job market. I mean if someone's interested in trading, what sort of jobs should she apply for? Junior Financial Trader? Is there any other position that I could aim for?
And it didn't take me long to realize I'm in no position to be picky about the jobs or looking for positions that I thought might suit my interests. I then decided to go and apply for whatever they have out there, anything that relates to Finance, it was when I felt even more hopeless since most of the jobs require experience and the use of software or systems that I have never even heard of.
Then I started to wonder how did people find their first job? I'm no genius, I graduated with a Pass average. I know this is awful. If only I could get better results, looking for a job would be a lot easier, maybe?
In short I don't know where to start...I can't just go blasting my resumes around without a specific goal or direction as I believe it wouldn't result in anything but waste of time. Anyone would be kind enough to share their experience of how they find their first finance job?
My aunt asked me if I have already tried applying for graduate program of the big 4 banks. I told her I haven't because they are so out of my league...
Any piece of advise anyone? Please? Even the smallest ones would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time.