Even the notion of a career for life is outdated, what should I do?
April 23, 2010 4:17 AM Subscribe
I need help with what to *do* with my life - career wise...certain conditions apply. I would really appreciate any help. Details inside.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 26, educated to Masters level but in a field I'm not entirely sure I want to continue in. The pay isn't great and I don't really "burn" for the field. I love technology and very quickly become very proficient at new systems. When I've temped in the past (office work), I've quickly been promoted or been given pay rises so I think my work is satisfactory. I really enjoy finding technological solutions to problems. But I also really find it hard to deal with inconsiderate customers who ring at 11 O'clock on a Sunday or whilst I'm in the movie theatre. This makes me wonder if freelance tech guy maybe isn't the job for me.
What I would really enjoy, though, is somehow a mix of technology and ACTION! I want to help people and I like being active. But there's a catch. I'd hate to be a gym instructor. It's not that kind of action I want! I'd love to be a cop or firefighter....
If anyone can recommend any career paths which would suit me I would be very grateful. I really can't decide. I've tried retail, care work, academia etc, being a chauffeur. I'm a little bit of an extrovert but can be quite introverted at times also. Money plays a bit of a role as I don't want to be poor. Tips? I apologise for the poor structure of this question.
P.S. I also love language but that won't have come across here in this chaos of a question.