Post # 1
This is my first post!
I graduated college in 2011 with a degree in Communication. Since graduating, I have had several disappointing jobs! I currently just got a job as a “graphic designer” for a small company, but turns out for the past 3 weeks I have been sitting doing NOTHING all day.
My last job I worked for a call center and am sure they would hire me back. I didnt love that job either because the hours were terrible, I got yelled at all day (by customers), and answered the phone all day (repeating the same thing)
I dont know if I should try to go back to my other job or just sit here and do nothing while looking for something else?
Like I said I have a degree in Communication with a track of Multimedia and Web Design. I am trying to look for a new job, but I dont know what I should look for!? I dont want to do graphic design after this!
I would love to go back to school but have 60k in student loans and dont know if that will be smart once me and my Fiance get married!
What do you think I should do? what type of jobs should i look for w my degree? Where should I try to look? – i have been looking on the job sites already
Post # 3
@mjf99: Does the place where you do nothing pay you a paycheck? Yes? Then stay there for now until you find something that is better suited for you. Do not quit the job before having something lined up (as you have $60k student loans to pay off after all…). You can do the following:
1) Try to lateral at your current place. Keep your eyes open and see if there is someone there that is overworked – that means that there is most likely demand in that person’s area. Approach the person and ask if you could help out with anything and then do so. Keep helping out until you are noticed for reaching out and being proactive. Then your role may either get revamped or you may be asked to switch to that person’s area. I’ve seen this happen a lot.
2) Focus 500% on finding another job while employed in your current job. The fact that you have nothing to do at your current job is worrying. You definitely need to think about your job security. Finding another job is one way to help with the job security aspect.
3) Whatever you do, do not sit idle at your current job. Be proactive – find that overworked soul and find something to do. Or put a lot of effort into looking for another job.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
Uh, if you have some experience in Web Design, get on that and rack up some experience. Web Design is HUGE right now, especially if you can code and develop it.
Does your current workplace have a website? Maybe you could make one for them and manage all of it. That would eat up a lot of time, trust me. I definitely say stay and make the most of it. Don’t leave that job until you have another lined up.
EDIT: I just saw the part where you said you didn’t want to do design. But I still say you should definitely not leave that job until you find another.
Post # 5
Thanks! It is just very frustrating… I have been deff looking, just feel like communication is a hard degree, thats why I think about going back to school.
And the company just had a new website built from someone in Maryland!