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#1 TheSamantha

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Posted February 02 2014 - 02:52 AM

I went to Duke, but my degree is in English haha. I was depressed so I got my degree by the skin of my teeth. It has been totally useless. I have only worked in entry level jobs like administrative assistant. I have very few skills.

I'm really sick of job hunting, interviewing, and waiting to hear back for embarrassing jobs like admin and receptionist.

So I'm thinking of going back to school.

Do you think I ought to keep looking for entry level jobs or go back to school?

I figure if I go back, I'll have a better chance of securing a job because I would have acquired useful skills.

I'm thinking maybe Computer Programming since that's in demand, but it sounds mind numblingly boring.

I was thinking of finance and banking or accounting since I enjoy that to an extent and am pretty good at Math. But I heard that sector has tanked.

I don't know what else I would go to school for. Nothing in liberal arts of humanities.

Thoughts?

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Posted February 02 2014 - 04:46 AM

Some universities offer education benefits to full time employees. That way you could have an income and get classes for free. At least that is what I did. I only paid for books etc.
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Posted February 02 2014 - 05:27 AM

Thanks. So that's one vote for going back to school?

Others?

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Posted February 06 2014 - 06:07 PM

I went to Duke, but my degree is in English haha. I was depressed so I got my degree by the skin of my teeth. It has been totally useless. I have only worked in entry level jobs like administrative assistant. I have very few skills.

I'm really sick of job hunting, interviewing, and waiting to hear back for embarrassing jobs like admin and receptionist.

So I'm thinking of going back to school.

Do you think I ought to keep looking for entry level jobs or go back to school?

I figure if I go back, I'll have a better chance of securing a job because I would have acquired useful skills.

I'm thinking maybe Computer Programming since that's in demand, but it sounds mind numblingly boring.

I was thinking of finance and banking or accounting since I enjoy that to an extent and am pretty good at Math. But I heard that sector has tanked.

I don't know what else I would go to school for. Nothing in liberal arts of humanities.

Thoughts?


Maybe find your calling in life / purpose.

"]How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes: Adam Leipzig at TEDxMalibu - YouTube
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#5 drumminmama

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Posted July 21 2016 - 09:58 AM

What can you see yourself enjoying until you are 70?
What's the office atmosphere like?
How large of a company do you want to work for?
Do you want your own llc?
Do you like work teams, or are you more a solo type?
Are your a fantastic self starter or does structure help?
Do deadlines encourage you or make your heart pound?

Have you stayed anywhere long enough to get to executive assistant (and would you want it?)
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Posted July 21 2016 - 10:11 AM

Maybe find your calling in life / purpose.

"]How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes: Adam Leipzig at TEDxMalibu - YouTube


What an amazing talk.
Simple, direct, but so much room to drill down.
I loved the emphasis on others.

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Posted July 21 2016 - 04:33 PM

What can you see yourself enjoying until you are 70?

 

i'm starting to think nothing.  as i get older, i'm realizing that i crave change too much to really enjoy anything for more than a few years at a time.

 

oddly enough, hipforums is the one exception i can think of...



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Posted July 22 2016 - 05:09 AM

Your lifestyle or living arrangement may play a role in your final decision.

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Posted July 23 2016 - 10:16 PM

Maybe find your calling in life / purpose.

"]How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes: Adam Leipzig at TEDxMalibu - YouTube

Wow.  I mean, like totally WOW!  I loved that speech!  He said some stuff that I never really gave much thought to.  I always rotated around the first question, and how nosy people are, not realizing it's not about the first or second questions, but the last one.  Because when you are done answering the last one, you already answered who you really are.


Edited by Logan 5, July 23 2016 - 10:19 PM.

“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


#10 drumminmama

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Posted July 24 2016 - 09:25 PM

i'm starting to think nothing.  as i get older, i'm realizing that i crave change too much to really enjoy anything for more than a few years at a time.
 
oddly enough, hipforums is the one exception i can think of...


So, something that is in flux, exciting and changing?
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