Please give me a job. And a Master's degree.
October 19, 2012 9:40 AM Subscribe
Be my career counselor: Help me tailor my resume toward a job in higher education administration or research, and a couple of questions.
posted by constellations to work & money (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want to get a full-time job as either a research assistant or administrative aide, as I no longer wish to work in my undergraduate area of study (nursing). I also want to go back to school to become a LCSW with the goal of being a counselor in private practice. To kill two birds with one stone, my latest idea is to apply for research or administrative positions at major universities within a reasonable commuting distance and, providing I am hired, work while obtaining my MSW. So, my questions:
1) Is this at all realistic?
2) Is seeking work expressly for the accompanying educational benefit a bad idea?
3) How do I tailor my resume toward these types of positions?
My work history includes: staffing secretary at a community hospital (1 year), nursing assistant on a maternity/OB-GYN floor (1 year), seasonal immunization RN (fall season only for the last two years), and certified massage therapist (1 year). As you can see, most of my work has been related to my degree, and I'm not quite sure how to explain the jump from nursing to massage therapy to research or administrative work.
TIA for your help.