I'm aware that networking and meeting people is the key to getting jobs, I just can't figure out which career field to network with.
October 5, 2012 7:17 PM Subscribe
Careers/jobs that combine quantitative skills, creativity, problem-solving, and big-picture thinking?
posted by anonymous to work & money (16 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'd prefer something that matches the above but doesn't involve an 80-hour work week, programming, or public education. Income requirement would be about 30k per year, all I really need at the moment. I have very high GRE scores, so something requiring a master's is no problem so long as the cost will be worth the benefit.
About me: Graduated in '08 into recession, majored in theater in a non-US country (great life decision, horrible career decision) with no alumni base outside of NYC where I can't afford to relocate. Thanks to lack of marketable skills + recession I couldn't find any work when I got back to the US. Fell into a test-tutoring job with Kaplan, then had a program management position with a college access nonprofit via Americorps VISTA but no jobs followed (full-time nonprofit program manager jobs wanted 2-3 years of experience so I never made it past the interview, plus I've never gotten an interview outside of education-related fields which I have no desire to work in). I'm back to test-tutoring and I'm sick of it, so I'm looking for a change.