I Am Unsure of My Career Path Right Now

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    My passions are human rights and literature. I am on the educational and career path of human rights- yet given the choice by my job of investigations or lawyer. I was a journalist, writing and literature are my true passions. Would I be able to incorporate all interests? And...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 11, 2008

    Since this was my last year in the high school,

    I have been thinking of my future career a lot. I have always wanted to be a journalist, which, in my opinion, is a very fulfilling job. Moreover, I have had a lasting passion for researching and writing. However, I have listened to many advisors who told me that I am being too...
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    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    I am currently in school,

    just received my AAS in Liberal arts & applied science but i want to go further i want to succeed and really become something. Right now i am deciding between nursing and paralegal. Both will take about a yr and a half to complete but i just cant seem to pick one and i have to...
    Yaska03x Yaska03x
    26-30, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    I got fired a week ago.

    Well, essentially I didn't pass the probation period in my new job and was let go before the period ended. It was my first time to be let go from a job and my first time to be told that I am not performing well enough to be retained or given a chance to prove my mettle given...
    twentysomethingelse twentysomethingelse
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    I am 22 and graduated from University 2 years

    ago. I majored in Music so have been teaching the violin part time as well as working in a shop at the weekend. The problem with a Music degree is unless you are a singer/guitarist (in NI anyway) the main path from this is to go into school teaching. As I now know that isn't the...
    DianeMcC DianeMcC
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    I feel down, useless,

    stupid. in word i have kind of depression. i know 1 of the reason of it, university exams stress me. the other and the major reason why i am depressed is that i think a lot about my future. i feel i am not educated enough. i will graduate this year BA. im 22. others easily...
    Georgian77girl Georgian77girl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Im Confused About My Future

    im soconfused as to what  and where mylife is leading me right now. i came out of university 4years ago with the dream of wanting to set up a company for myself. everyone around  me thought i should get a good job first. i wasn't so amused. i went round doing small jobs...
    kathlyne kathlyne
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2009

    That's a Scary Thing At My Age!

    But it's starting to get interesting at least.  I've done lots of cool stuff in the past and I've rolled the dice on my future, having committed to help ressurect a dying company that really has the potential to change the world.  There are infinite obstacles I face...
    bioyah bioyah
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2008

    Even though I'm in college,

    and majoring in Criminal Justice. I'm just not sure about it.
    BluNLG BluNLG
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    Confused About My Major

    I don't know what I want... I keep making up excuses not to go for my dreams. I want to be an artist and perhaps give a little twist and become an art teacher. I would really love to do that. But many people have told me especially my parents that art will be taken off the system...
    Richardsgirl87 Richardsgirl87
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2012

    I finally told one of my coworkers about my

    career dilemma (being pursued by a company to join their company)...it kind of makes me feel better to get that weight off my shoulders...2nd time I heard "if it's an awesome opportunity go for it, the company will survive"
    deleted deleted
    Jan 20, 2015

    Please! I need the help of people

    who have a career job! I have some questions and info about myself because I need to know what types of careers may fit my personality. I am an INFP I write poetry when inspired to do so I am creative (arts and crafts, inventive) I am about to graduate with an associates in...
    WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    well tomorrow is my big day

    where I meet the team and go in for my interview, I'm kind of freaking out because all this is too fast and my coding samples suck so badly...I have so many projects going on I really feel like just going numb...wish there were timeouts in life like they have in football.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    Is there someone here

    who has studied science subjects all their life but choose art as a career??
    happybubbles happybubbles
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    Ok I love kids .. Babies especially

    and working with children who are autistic idk I just do but I'm not sure what to go to school for I really need to figure it out .... I doubt myself a lot though about going to school because I feel like it's going to be really hard and that I won't understand I went to hair...
    NicoleLovex20 NicoleLovex20
    22-25, F
    Sep 8, 2014

    so now I'm going a step further in this process

    and they want coding samples...I'll admit my code is far from clean and I don't even know how extensive they want the code..do they want it to change colors? read your mind? make your phone explode? ugh I'm freaking out.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 20, 2015

    Recently left my job

    because it almost gave me what I wanted but fell short on integrity of my manager and his manager. I began to think perhaps it's the industry or working so close to CEO's is hazardous to my happiness. I remember another job where I worked off the same hallway as the CEO and...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 5, 2016

    By the end of highschool most people are set on

    what they want to do for life but I have a problem... I actually have many career choices in mind but I'm not actually sure of what I want to do.. 1.My family is not the wealthiest of people. To help out I've really been considering a Stem career, for those of you who don't know...
    Shasta112 Shasta112
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    Solving Everone's Financial Problems Except Mine

    My journey in financial planning began by seeing my father's poor money management.  He was a VP with Amoco, started the export division of the company, and died at 60 with only debt to leave his family.  Seeing his life created conflict in me as to what path to take...
    stockjockey stockjockey
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 4, 2010

    Currently it's go to UNSW to do chemical

    engineering and general ed in design or anthropology because if I don't have so interesting and creative type of subjects, I will go crazy. I love chemistry and research but too much of it at a time would be pretty intense. then theres the whole moving interstate to sydney and...
    afellowearthling afellowearthling
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    So... this year I've been studying

    International Relations and Political Science. But living in a third world country, where you can only get into Politics with money, killing people, and being a puppet, I would die studying that career, plus, I can't speak in public, I start shaking, sweating, and all my ideas...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    and so...it is done..

    .did I try my hardest? to be honest, I think I could of done better. I was honest in my ability and what i currently do. Ironically the building next to their office is where I worked as a telemarketer...the #1 job that made me start going to school...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 23, 2015

    I was originally going straight into the

    nursing world to please my father. I spent two years just to complete the pre-reqs to even try to get into the nursing program. I knew all along that I never had a real interest in nursing, but simply thought to myself that I could hopefully learn to love it along the way. I...
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    I see many different stories

    and I am sure that they are all very important to you guys in some way. I am glad that EP is still up and running, sometimes it is hard to find someone in person to talk to. I've been through that several times, looking for advice, thinking maybe somebody has an answer. I only...
    Ldar Ldar
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    So i was asked yesterday

    where do you want to be as a professional? At one point i attended college i got my bachelors degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior. I interned as a drug and alcohol counselor. I worked with youth in their developmental skills living with aspergers. My...
    Bumblehbee Bumblehbee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    I just made a bad career move.

    I got my first job straight out of college, but it wasn't really in line with what I studied during college(an IT job). So after a month, I started looking for a job that's more related to what I studied. After a while, I accepted an offer at a large Fortune 500 company as a...
    genericaccount91 genericaccount91
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014


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    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 25, 2011

    They Ruined It.

    They really did. I got a new job. Sounded perfect. $12 an hour, full time, and best of all I get to do what I love... Portrait Photography. Well today was day number 3. But story goes as fallows. My first day, it was fantastic. Went by super fast. It was just amazing. Then...
    Carolyninthesky Carolyninthesky
    22-25, F
    Dec 3, 2011

    Wouldn't life be more enjoyable

    if we could all just make money doing the things we love to do? But isn't that what it all comes down to in the end? Money? Money should never be a controlling factor but we can't deny that it is. We work simply to make ends meet, to pay the bills on time while suffering all the...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2014

    I don't know where I want to go with my life in

    all honesty. I am going for environmental science soon, and I do like the environment . It just feels like I am meant for something else. I have such a strong urge to protect and help others, but I get overstimulated easier than most. I am unsure of what I can do at this point.
    BrightAurora BrightAurora
    18-21, M
    Jan 4, 2015

    Struggling With Finding A Career.

    Right now I'm supposed to be job searching.  Actually, for the past two hours, I was supposed to have been job searching.   The thing is, I have no idea what I want to do with myself.  For the past 4, almost 5, years I've been plagued by this same thought.   I've worked in...
    TwenShi TwenShi
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

    I'm at a loss. Some months ago I assumed that

    now is the right time for a job-related reorientation. The right time to finally find a work that comes up to my skillz. And it's not sitting in an office for nine hours staring at a computer screen. So it would mean to start a new education. It would mean to reorganize my...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015
    shaunrain shaunrain
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    I'm Painfully Disoriented..help!!

    I live in India. I gave my 12th board exams and go the result yesterday...91%. I was in the humanities stream (history, psychology, economics, physical education, english). My score is great, so I won't have much troule getting into any college. But I have many problems/doubts...
    Forrestgump93 Forrestgump93
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2011

    I think i picked the wrong career path.

    I know its still early and its not too late for me to change it but i dont have the guts to do it. And i cant imagine doing it for the rest of my life
    Grimmface Grimmface
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    Decisions, Decisions

    When I was little, I always wanted to work with animals. But now I just don't see it in my future. I've always had an abstruse fixation with sharks, but I don't see that coming into view either. For a long while I was set on becoming a writer and journalist (possibly even photo...
    aeromatik aeromatik
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2009

    Confusing !!

    When I was 6 or 7 I got a doctor Kit for christmas. I thought I wanted to be a doctor. When I reached adolescense I changed my mind. I began writing alot. And I though that's what I wanted to do. Was be a writer. I stuck with that until my Sofmore year in highschool. When We had...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2008

    Stressed Out!

    Where do I began! Straight out of high school, with all bets on attending the air force; I neglected to apply to any colleges. Although I was among the top ranking in my class. When i was never notified, i attended community college of Philadelphia. I attended community for...
    crystal0611 crystal0611
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2013

    Been 6 years since I graduated

    and I've tried lots of stuff... I worked in customer service, I was a kindergarten teacher and tutor, I was a researcher, an advocacy lobbyist, and back to teaching again at this time... But what I really wanted was something creative. I want to pursue film and any industry...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    Am I Where I'm Supposed to Be?

     When I was in high school, I was very interested in art and design. I watched some documentary show on TV about fashion, and I fell in love with the crazyness going on behind a runway show, from producing to fitting a garment. So I chose to go for fashion design in college...
    kathariney kathariney
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2009

    Doing temp work and hate it.

    Talking to people gets my anxiety going. But what can I do to pay the bills? Need to go back to school and learn a trade?
    hereok hereok
    46-50, M
    Dec 28, 2015

    I graduated with a diploma in a man-dominated

    field years back.. My results were so-so, and I just simply couldnt get a job related with my dip.. Initially, I was scared of a career or real proper job, thus I continued on with my part-time job with a full time working schedule, while looking for a full-time job, until I...
    enragedmisfit enragedmisfit
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2014
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