Lately I have been wondering about what I can best do in my career. I finished studying renewable energy engineering at the University of New South Wales last November. Since then, I have worked in various positions, such as tutoring and gardening. At the moment, I am earning enough to pay for the rent plus significantly more on top. My last earnings for 20 May – 2 Jun was $632.50 IIRC. If I keep this income up then soon enough I will stop receiving Centrelink benefits.
I’m wondering how I can best use the extra time that I have for working. There are a few options that come to mind:
- seek employment locally or overseas. Seeking employment overseas is more difficult as it typically requires visa sponsorship. In the case of non-English speaking countries, I’d need to learn the official language to work in the relevant country;
- volunteer to get experience;
- Start up my own business. I’ve already done this with tutoring and gardening. I’d like to be involved with a sustainable energy business that provides a full suite of products and services available on the market, as well as doing R&D for products that are not yet available or in the R&D stage.
- Invest; and
- learn new skills.
Please tell me what your thoughts are.