Career Crisis- How to get hired after only 2 months at current job?
September 22, 2013 10:58 AM Subscribe
Hello, Metafilter! Long time lurker (10 years), first time poster. To sum it up- after a failed stint as an AmeriCorps VISTA (6 months) following graduation from the University of South Carolina with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Economics- I have spent a year unemployed, a year as a bank teller, another year unemployed, and over a year as a server and a tax season as a tax pro at H&R block. I went back to school during the time as a server to get enough credits to sit for the CPA (one computer apps class away from obtaining accounting certificate at a local community college). Moved back to SC and spent from 07/12-06/13 as an Assistant Service Manager at a car dealership (hated it because A, I have asthma and missed a ton of work due to complications from working outside, B, I knew nothing about cars, and C, I am not a fan of Customer Service/commission pay).
posted by nicolemariecherie to Work & Money (4 answers total)
I quickly took a job as a Customer Solutions Coordinator at a call center for a large cable company in July, as a latch ditch effort. I have a lot of student loan/cc debt so staying out of work was not an option. Once again, I am stuck in a job I detest in a customer service/sales role where the only way to make decent money is to be dishonest. How do I break this vicious cycle? When applying for jobs I want, do I include this job on my resume? Would applying for jobs with a functional resume be a suicide mission? I really want to work in the nonprofit or government sector. I was so close to a position at United Way, but got passed over for someone who had worked for them for a decade. I feel like I doomed to a career in customer service. Any career/resume advice is appreciated!