My Job is prefect for me! But I need a full-time version of it.
November 9, 2011 7:45 AM Subscribe
What kind of jobs am I qualified to do?
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I love my current job. It's perhaps the best fit for me. I really enjoy what I do and the environment I'm in. Unfortunately, this is a part-time gig and it's becoming increasingly apparent that it will never be a full-time job.
Right now I work in higher education. I am part of a team that designs and creates an online course with an instructor. More specifically I create miniature games in Adobe Flash. The instructor might give me a list of terms and definitions and I create a game where the student has to match the correct definitions with the terms. Or an instructor will give me an image with labels to.. say the anatomy of a flower bud. I take that and create a game where the students identify the different parts of the bud. The core of my job is to help the instructor present concepts in a different way then just a passage in a book/webpage or in a video lecture. I really love working in education (I always wanted to be a teacher) and while my boss keeps tabs on me, I'm pretty much independent. I'm the only one who does what I do.
I have a 2-year degree from ITT Tech in information technology - multimedia. I am skilled with adobe flash, photoshop, and dreamweaver. I also had classes on how to use adobe after effects and premiere to handle and do different things with video.
I love working in web design. On the side I do some light work in wordpress and have strong skills in HTML and CSS. I have been building those skills for more then ten years now.
I am also really resourceful. You got a problem? I want to help you solve your problem! (It's perhaps why I love askme so much) If I can't help you solve your problem, I will help you find ways to find out how to help you solve your problem.
There are tons of "web designer" positions out there.. but they often ask for a stronger skill set in the programming languages. I'm not sure if I'm using the wrong terms or what.
I've never really job hunted before and I feel a little lost. What kind of jobs would require my skill set? What should I be looking for?
Are there.. people out there who can look at someone's strong suits and guide them toward finding jobs that fit them? How do I find these people? Are they expensive?
(While I'm 100% for lifelong learning and continuing education, I can't afford to take any classes to expand my skill set right now. It's more of a absolutely don't have the money then a don't want to learn thing. I am up to my eyeballs in student debt as it is.)