Career anxiety and finding a decent job
February 27, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers?
posted by krakenattack to Work & Money (11 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I have 87 college credits and a couple years of full-time work experience, doing a random assortment of things. Are there jobs that I qualify for that aren't "secretary" or "retail store cash register operator" ?
I would ideally like a position in graphic/web design, but I'm willing to apply for anything I can get at this point as long as I can just make some decent money.
My previous job was working in a lab for the USDA processing soil and water samples, and before that I worked at IKEA. I don't know how to relate these two jobs AT ALL to anything I would like to do now. I also kind of hate working in an office but I don't know what other jobs exist besides retail and food service.
This is a mess. I apologize.
I guess what I'm asking is, where do I go from here? Do I look for a decent-paying but boring job doing something any functioning adult monkey could do, and work to improve my design skills in my free-time? Do I focus on finding the few design-related jobs I could conceivably qualify for?
Bonus question: How do I present my college experience in the best light? I studied mostly Psychology but it was mostly just a mess of different schools and majors. I don't even have it mentioned on my resume right now because I feel so ashamed of not having finished - I do want to go back eventually.
Thanks guys :)