I am a 29-year-old ( I turn 30 next Monday) career changer who has been searching for a new career path. My journey began when I started college right after high school in Fall 2009 as an undecided major. I went on to major in Hospitality with a concentration in Event Management. I did a hotel internship and worked as a weekend banquet server. Both experiences showed me that Event Management was not glamorous. Plus, I did not have any knowledge of my hometown area; however, I finished my Associate's Degree at 23 years old.
I moved on to major in Healthcare for Radiology Tech, but my science level was not to the highest point of standard. (I was failing the labs). I moved on, continued to work my part-time job and I finished my Bachelor's Degree at 28 in Business Management.
A week after graduation I received my first job offer as a Sales Representative. A month later, I quit the position because my sales performance was not meeting with the company expectations.
All In all, I did not make the best decisions in choosing a major. I did not job shadow nor talked to a family member or friend who worked in the field. I eventually talked to my late uncle about the Hospitality field in which he advised me to change my major. I regretted not doing summer internships in college or after graduation.
Since then I have attended a career fair, my university networking events, and an informative interview. With the current pandemic going on; I helped my parents out at home and decided to take online courses and learn about excel, coding possibly digital marketing.
My question is As a career changer, Can I find a remote job during the pandemic to fill my career gap? Is it better for me to find an internship and get remote job or volunteer and get a remote job?