A new generation of graduates is redefining career success

The Guardian, October 2013

For graduates in the UK, there is often a delayed entrance into the world of career progression, savings and mortgages.

After graduating last year, I moved to Madrid to study and teach English to children. The reaction I usually get from interested observers is: “How fun and different. It must be nice to have a break before entering the real world. What will you do?”

To start with, I did think of it simply as a way of postponing an inevitable migration to London lettings, long hours and late shifts. But after more than a year of “delaying”, I’ve started to wonder whether my generation of graduates should reconsider our idea of success…

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