I Need a New Career

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    Over the course of my working life,

    I've done lots of different stuff. I've had two careers. If you can call them that! One as a social worker. The other as a retail manager. I got made redundant almost a year ago. And whilst I've had temporary jobs since,I wonder if at 50 I'm too old for another career. Or if...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2014

    So I just graduated with a sociology degree.

    I would like to work on building a career in something sociological, maybe environment conservation, or animal activism, social rights... something. But it seems the only jobs available these days are more specific, and geared towards the basic tracks: accounting, engineering...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    Time To Move On

    I've been thinkin lately bout gettin out of the bar trade,i want a change i've been in the trade over ten years and its not what i want anymore, I'm not sure what to do just yet i need somethin that allows me time with my family.
    annabellef annabellef
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    Life Guard

    i work at a horse barn. i hate it, I'm scared of horses, like terrified. this October when i turn 15 I'm going to life guard training and I'm going to get certified in CPR. next summer i may be working a community pool at pepper tree. i can't work anywhere else because my parents...
    gothicromantic gothicromantic
    16-17, F
    Jul 16, 2009

    New Career

    New career,Great idea,I know,From now on,I'm my boss,No one else,Ain't no more,Pushing me around!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 15, 2012

    I don't know what to commit to - I'm 27

    and I feel I should be well on my way to something good by now. I have been a photographer for six years but have reached a point where I can't go any further and am starting to realise that, with all the fierce competition, I don't love it enough to really fight for it. The...
    gemmawilson gemmawilson
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    I have to make a decision soon on what I want

    to be when I grow up. For me this has alway been hard. I have had so many different ideas of what I could be good at. Mostly far fetched ideas, no desire to be a nurse, or a teacher, or a computer technician, or any "safe" jobs. All the jobs I have ever desired have been risky...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    Ugh . . .

    i really do despise the grocery business as a whole. thankfully, i don't work in retail part of it (although i used to) but the other side of it ain't that great either. would really like to do something in education. just gotta get up off my lazy behind and make it happen.
    NaNeenah NaNeenah
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

    Tired of Being a Factory Slave!

    For years I've wanted to go back to school but couldn't because I was raising two kids on my own. The kids are now grown and I have the time and the desire but I can't make up my mind as to what I would enjoy doing for a living. I feel that at my age I can't afford to make the...
    chuckieb chuckieb
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2007

    Being Laid Off

    On the 3rd of July 2008 I found out that the company I currently work for is making cut backs - Actually, just one... ME! My position, and mine alone, is being disolved at the end of this month. Fortunatly, they are giving me a very good severance package for which I am grateful...
    Shonnie Shonnie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

    I've been working as a telecoms installer

    for 4 years now and I've realized how much I dislike it, to be fair it's only since I moved to canada that I have stopped enjoying it, I don't have any qualifications tho do struggling to think what else I can do, any ideas?
    Mogzilla Mogzilla
    26-30, M
    Jun 5, 2014

    Not Really Happy At My Job...

    You'd think having a biology degree would open a lot of doors career-wise, but unfortunately for me, nothing has ever come of my years in school, only a lot of debt. Basically, due to depression, lack of motivation and general listlessness, it took me almost twice as long to...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2009

    Trying To Find A New Path

    I d not even know where to start. I have had many life experiences that have lead up to the place I am in at the time. I hate my job. I hate my career and I do not know how to change it. I have been struggling with the fact that I do not like my career and do not feel I fit...
    mschiavone2 mschiavone2
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    Good News For a Change

    Hi Everyone I just stopped in to say I'm leaving this experience, as I just got a new job today, which I'm very excited about. So best of luck to the rest of you.
    DrumBear78 DrumBear78
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2008
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