Careerwise, feeling like I'm invisible and have no skills...
August 20,2019 at 9:39PM UTC
Ever feel like you've worked your entire life, have mad skills, done all your due diligence and everything that one is "supposed to do" i.e. school/college/work but you put out resumes left and right and the phone never rings and the emails never come. You get to feel like you are unmarketable, that no one feels you have value. Careerwise, I feel so lost. At this point, I have a kid starting college and I work full time so additional schooling is out of picture for me. Even if I did do I really want to incur more debt than we are already taking on for my son at this stage in the game (I'm 49) Any advice out there?
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