I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia?
Okay, I recently graduated from Temple University. I've been throwing my résumé out like wildfire, trying to find a job in Philadelphia (not outside of the city. I do not drive.).
I figure I have two problems at the moment:
1. I have a BA in English, not exactly useful.
2. I have spent the last three and a half years in a tele-sales position at a local theatre.
So, my résumé says, in the interest of honesty, that I have been doing sales and fundraising. Therefore, all of the responses, and most of the jobs suggested involve sales. Some of the jobs seem extremely shady, too. (I got a call from a Payday loan company, for example. WTF?!) Selling insurance, window blinds, gym memberships, and financial advice are things I really do not want to do.
I'd really like an office-monkey job. Administrative assistant, perhaps. I could do something that requires writing, or research. I even took a Technical Writing class, and aced it! Data entry? I can type up a storm! If I have to be on the phone, I wouldn't mind doing customer support. That's okay by me. I just don't want sales!
What can I do?
(If you're curious, my resume is at http://richardanderson.emurse.com
, and if you think I should change something to de-emphasize my sales time, let me know.)