Uncertain about my career path

posted 6 months ago in Career
Post # 2
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

sleepingbee :  Do you have a college degree? If so, what field is it in?

Post # 3
303 posts
Helper bee

We need more information I think: what career are you interested in/what field of work? What is your degree in and are you open to going back to school?

I think conducting informational interviews with someone you admire (who is in a career you are interested in) is really helpful. People are usually very receptive to doing this however it’s important you ask them in a way that doesn’t make it look like you are asking them for a job directly. Express your interest without asking them to hire you, basically. That takes the pressure off and makes them more likely to meet with you. Best case scenario: they really like you and point you in the right direction/hire you anyways. Just google informational interviews to see lots of great examples of how to go about this.

Post # 4
763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

OP, I work in the field of career counselling and talk to people every day in situations that are similar to yours. I would recommend finding out if there is a career coach/counsellor that you can talk to, even if it’s just for a few sessions. It is an investment up front for sure, but most people I have seen invest in this sort of thing end up negotiating a much higher salary after going through it and also are able to position themselves to be in a career that they enjoy and is a good fit long-term. This includes people who have completely switched fields because they were not enjoying what they did before.

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