Looking for a Good Job
October 27, 2013 3:05 PM Subscribe
I'm a 30 year old living in the Cleveland area looking to get out of a dead end job, and would appreciate some good resources or advice on how to find something new. Details inside.
posted by Thanquol180 to work & money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have for the past 2 years been working as a clerk at a grocery store. This is a big deal
for me because for a good part of my 20's I was hampered by depression and so could not hold down a job. I spent much of the time on disability (I received SSI). However, I feel that now I need a job that could possibly lead to a career since I see people much younger than me quitting around me. Even if I were to stay in the job, I am only part-time and cannot make ends meet on my own. I need a job that I can pay the bills with, because it's hard to say sometimes, but I am 30 and living with my mother. That's gotta change!
In the best possible world, I would want a job that lets me exercise creativity somehow. Playing music would also be a plus (I play piano), but I know that might be difficult. Other than that, I enjoy routine tasks and being outdoors is a positive. My long term goal is be a Counselor, because I feel that I can help people through some of the rough spots I've been through in my life. I was also considering landscaping, as I am rather strong and like being outside. I was also thinking about college as I am a 3rd year student, but my depression forced me to drop out. I also have no clue what kind of degree to get; I am bad at making major life decisions on my own. Basically anything would be a step up from where I am, so I am open to any and all advice/suggestions.
So the question is: Where do I start looking for this kind of job/career advice? Any advice of your own you could give me? At this rate I feel like I'll just keep surfing the internet looking for nothing in particular (since I don't know what I want to do) and too much time will pass by.