City workers, at the top of their corporate ladders are preparing to go down a few rungs in search of the jobs they want. That’s good news for graduates, who can be on a level footing without turning their back on a career.
Newly launched website, Escape the City, is no ordinary jobsite. Founded just last year it by 2 ex-management consultants it already has over 20,000 members looking to escape the mundanity of their corporate jobs. Esc, as the site is known, helps to ‘provide genuine alternative opportunities for unfulfilled city workers’ and can transform a Mayfair hedge funder into a beach lodge manager in Mozambique with ease.
According to surveys 60% of employees would choose a different career if they could start again.
Graduates have the advantage, however, of not needing to start again. Who needs to get stuck in the ‘rat race’ to begin with? Esc are advertising hundreds of jobs now that range from Operations Manager for a safari in Uganda to Accountants in Cambodia, but why stop there? With unemployment stuck at 7.7% in the UK graduates need to look further afield for jobs that make them not only more employable in the future but that can also allow you to gain greater satisfaction in the long term and not become stuck in that 60%.