(Closed) Career Advice!!! – Tech / Training / Non-Profit…what should I do?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 5
26 posts

You got your degree in Music?

Post # 7
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think you’re not getting much response because there isn’t really a clear question to respond to. Are you looking for a change in jobs after the wedding? Are you looking to start your own business based on your experience? 

Post # 9
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would first start with writing a business plan for yourself so you see what you have to offer, what kind of capital you may need to start it and then to sustain it (and your household) during the beginning phases.

Figure out what knowledge you have and may need to be successful. Determine what it is you are offering that your competitors are not. Determine your pricing structure. All the details of a business plan (libraries can give you some books on writing a business plan to help guide you)

Meanwhile while you write your plan and research your market be sure to network your potential clients and fill in the holes in your knowledge. Maybe this means getting a different job or volunteering someplace. 

Dont look at a new job as “What kind of job can I get with this experience” but rather “What kind of job do I want and how can I get it?”

Post # 11
4313 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is not at all unusual for Music majors to end up in the tech field.  Long ago before programming was a really defined field, recruiters would go after Music majors because of how your minds work.  They are very clearly linked.

My brother, for example, got a degree in programming.  He picked up a guitar one day and taught himself to read music off the internet.  I am in a social science and could never do that.

I am probably going to give you less practical advice, because you don’t say anything about money… do what you think you will love.  I guess I am unclear because you don’t really state the things you love about either job, just mainly what you’re good at.  With your mind, I can think of a laundry list of jobs you could do — but I am not sure you would love it.  Company culture sounds important to you, so I am thinking that you enjoy being in a collabortive work environment.  Identify what is import to you, NETWORK ( I cannot stress that enough) and possibly look into job-shadows.

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