Post # 1
I’m 24 and unsure of what I’m doing with myself career-wise. I know lots of women are in the same boat and have just settled into something that pays the bills but I find doing this leaves me bored and unfulfilled.
I don’t have a degree as I couldn’t afford to continue school and even then I had no idea what I wanted to do. I worked in a daycare for 3 years and it got to a point where I just had to look for something else that has better pay. So for the last 2 years I’ve been at a couple different small and unstable companies as an administrative assistant. My current job is at a non-profit place and the funds are not coming in, so it looks like my position is going to be cut down to part time soon. I’m looking for other positions and I find myself looking for more admin type jobs because that’s where my experience is.
However, unless the company is in an industry that I enjoy, I know eventually I’ll be bored again. I’m intelligent, hard working and adventurous. I would love to travel at some point, but my SO would have to come with if it was long term (he’s in human resources) I asked my SO if it would be silly to look for something unconventional, he said of course not. He encourages it.
Any ideas on unconventional and different career paths? I’m open to all suggestions! I hate this floating along feeling!
(there’s an admin job at well-known brewery I’m waiting to hear back from, that could be fun?!)
Post # 3
if you like travel, how about applying to work in a travel agency 🙂
Post # 4
@Jacqui90: I’m not really sure thats a career that will exist in about 5 years (or now?) Most people can do it online!
I wish there was an easy answer. Creative, fun jobs are hard to come by! I’ve settled into something where I can make my own schedule and pay the bills but can still do what I love (without pay…oh, the arts) as well.
Post # 5
Working in a brewery sounds awesome to me…
If you like travel, you could look in to private companies that arrange student trips, spring break vacations, organized tours, etc. I have a friend who did that for about a year, and she was home maybe 60% of the time, but got to go on awesome trips the rest of the time. Her role was basically administrative there, so she would go on these incredible trips to the Dominican and Peru and other random places just to make sure everything with the company/patrons was in line. Plus, because she was home a fair amount, her hubby just kept his job and held down the fort while she was away.
Post # 6
With your experience you could probably land an Administrative role at a university. Look at universities and community colleges near you. The benefits are great, and usually include free tuition. You can start earning a degree in something you might find a passion for. If possible, look for a state school – they provide the best benefits.
Post # 7
Have you thought about starting your own business? Start doing some soul searching to figure out things you love doing, and maybe turn one of them into a job for yourself! You’ll be more successful doing something you love rather than something that just pays the bills. =o) Good luck!
Post # 8
I work in a semi unconventional industry (the outdoor gear industry), and… it’s awesome. It’s one of those industries where amazing company perks exist and I travel quite a bit with my job (international travel too). I have a couple of family members who work for breweries, and they love it. It is a pretty fantastic feeling to love what you do!