In our role as professional recruiters, we meet people all the time who have switched careers. In one instance, a candidate who had completed a degree in engineering realised it wasn’t for him. He changed direction and went on to pursue an Accounting Qualification.
We placed that candidate in a finance role in an engineering company and it was the fact they had that ‘engineering knowledge’ that got them the job.
There are many similar stories. It’s never wasted. It’s never too late to change careers.
To those of you who may or may not have not received CAO offers today remember your third level qualification doesn’t define you.
See it as a stepping stone to getting where you want. There are lots of different avenues to get you there.