There is a discussion going on between students who will graduate university soon. With current unemployment rates in the European union some are likely not to get a job for quite some time after graduation. Now the discussion is about the best way to deal with this situation.
My question is: would it be better to be unemployed for quite a long time (say a year) and search for a job in the field of education OR should someone who doesn’t have a job in the desired field be working as e.g. waiter until some fitting position turns up? What are the pros and cons from an employer perspective?
Note: some students are arguing that if you start working in a job that you don't like it is very hard to change fields once you started and you'll be stuck with the decision you made - i wonder if that is true. The counter argument would be a steady course of income.