How do I start a new career and where should I go to do that?
February 1, 2012 12:19 PM Subscribe
About 18 months ago I dropped out of law school due to depression and amid a divorce. Since then I've been living with my parents in my tiny hometown and working for my dad. But this situation can't last forever for a lot reasons. So where should I go? What should I do to start a new career? And how do I get there?
posted by fairlysober to Work & Money (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Some other details that might be relevant: I'm male and in my early 30s. Before school I had a decent work history as an admin asst in law offices. I don't have any kind of technical background. The only skill I have is a decent ability to write, but it suffers greatly whenever I'm not feeling my best. I'm still considering a return to school, but I question my ability to deal with the rigors of legal practice consistently.
I don't have any real friends who could provide a support network for me while getting on my feet anywhere. I'd prefer somewhere east of Mississippi, but I guess I'm willing to go anywhere and do anything as long as it will give me a realistic chance of starting a good career. Thanks for any advice!