(Closed) Help! What kind of job would I be good at?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you considered investigative journalism? With the rise of large new media outet there is a growing demand for people with your skills, and you could do it from home.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Since you love interacting with people, what about looking into one of those nonprofits that give people financial/credit advice?  You can help people while using your accounting background.  Since you have a few years working experience, what about teaching Accounting at a local JC?  I know some don’t require a Master’s to teach, but at least 5 years of work in the field.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Some people aren’t cut out for it/don’t like it, but what about sales? Like a pharmaceutical rep or something? You’re interacting with people each day and you’re definitely not stuck behind a desk. Perks include company car and cell phone.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@hotpinkbride:  Take the Myers/Briggs test, it will help you a lot. Also, this is the time to follow your passion. If you don’t know what your passion is; start with something you love so much that you would do it for free. Research, research and research jobs in that area on Indeed. You may not have all of the answers but you will know what it takes to get in the industry and the jobs in your area. Good luck.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@Soladylike: +1 to Indeed that’s a great place to look for jobs!

@hotpinkbride: Yeah I actually couldn’t do sales because I’m a big no bullshit person and I’m just not pushy enough, but I have friends who are pharm reps and they LOVE it. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nurse? Business owner?

Unfortunately everything these days involves a computer, some jobs more or less.

I love being a business owner- I control my time, how much money I want to make, etc. Working for someone else for the rest of my life scares me. I want to be the one who is in control of my paycheck, not someone else.

Anyways, you’ll find out what you want to do. I will pray for you! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@hotpinkbride:  If I were you, I wouldn’t quit your job until you have something else lined up. I’m in a similar boat to you – I’m educated, have a number of years of my job under my belt, but am not excited at all (even miserable sometimes) to come to work. The pay is good and I like the people so I feel like “what’s wrong with me? I should be grateful I have a job when so many don’t”, but I just can’t get excited about it.

I am trying to figure out what I really want to do. Follow my passions on the side. I know one thing for sure – I want to be my own boss. How to mesh that w. my passions and earn a living is the tough part. It’s very frustrating but I think I am making some progress. I just wish I could speed it up and get out of the 9-5 thing!!

I’ve heard that it’s wise to volunteer in a field you may be interested in before you make the leap. It sounds like you don’t really know what you want to do, so it would be smart to get some experience BEFORE you make the jump. You don’t want to be out of work for a while then finally find something and realize you hate it as well.

If you’re creative at all, and want to try having your own business, you could open an Etsy shop on the side. Maybe you could do project management for a firm that specializes in something you’re interested in – you can interact w. a lot of people and you’re a numbers/logical kind of girl it sounds like, so you’d probably be good at it. My bf used to be an accountant and then he got into consulting for telecommunications type stuff (lots of project management in there as well), and now he’s an executive director running a huge government initiative. There’s many paths you can take.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Well I am not sure if any of these are your thing, but I am currently in a job I HATE and daydream often about alternative careers! 😉

– Real Estate: I used to work with a real estate attorney and I loved helping people buy/sell their homes. It was all just very interesting to me.

– Wedding planning: Now that I’m married I feel like a freakin’ expert. I would love to dive into wedding planning one day.

– Opening a coffee shop: Okay, that is probably not realistic, but if you’re business oriented and have the start-up costs, why not?! That is the big dream for my husband and I, but I don’t think we’ll ever be able to afford it.

Good luck, I hope you find something you love!!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

What are your hobbies?  What do you love to do? 

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