Best In-Between Jobs For Graduates
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Best In-Between Jobs For Graduates

Zoe Kramer December 19, 2022

In an ideal world, it would be possible to work in your chosen field right away after graduating, but it doesn’t always work out that way. However, working outside of your field isn’t a bad thing – it can be a valuable way to learn transferrable skills and make your way into the workforce. Here are some of the best in-between jobs for new graduates that can serve as a bridge for your future career.


Having just left academia, you’re in a great position to help impart the knowledge of all the years you’ve spent in school. Working as a tutor is a great way to show employers you can explain something well, and that you have strong interpersonal skills, leadership, patience and problem-solving. Aside from these benefits, it’s also incredibly rewarding to help someone learn and to be a part of their educational journey. This can be one of the best in-between jobs for graduates as you are helping both yourself and others.

Office Temp

Working through a temp agency can be a great way to kickstart your career. It allows you the flexibility to try out working in a sector for a short period of time and see if it suits you. You can bolster your administrative skills, such as literacy in various types of software, organisation, time management and scheduling, all of which are a great addition to your CV.

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Research Assistant

While you might be eager to get out into the ‘real world,’ there could be some great opportunities within your university. Research assistants may be assigned a variety of different tasks depending on the nature of the project, including data entry, writing literature reviews, summarising findings, providing progress reports and more.


If you’re seeking a career that involves anything customer-facing, then working in the service industry is a great place to start. It’s a great way to build your skills in customer service, teamwork, multitasking and time management. Shifts are busy, but you can usually make a day’s pay in a couple of hours, plus in many cases you’ll get a free meal.


Working as a receptionist is another great way to hone your interpersonal skills. Your responsibilities will usually include greeting guests, offering refreshments, answering the phone and managing scheduling. These skills have a broad range of applications for future jobs. It’s a great way to meet new people, gain insider knowledge into an industry, and the pay can be pretty decent.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.