Finding a career that you love and enjoy is one of the hardest challenges that many young students go through day in day out. And I am one of those students. Since I was 12 I've been planning on being an attorney, I always said I wanted to help families through their hardships, whether that be immigration or civil rights or custody battles etc etc. How Naive was I to think that it would all be so simple?
The stress of studying political science is hard enough for me, I find myself getting lost or bored with certain topics and other times I am completely engrossed in the concepts that are taught when studying political science. I think it's the pressure of coming from being the first child to show interest in school and that has realistic expectations as to say. But now I'm grown up and im actually studying politics and law and I'm questioning every thing. Like am I smart enough to pass the LSATS or can I get into Law School. Can I pass my bars? Can I handle the stress that comes with being an attorney? Have I wanted two years studying something that I'm not even sure if I love? Is there anything that I'm actually good at that can give mer a decent living?
It's hard coming from a single parent whose only wish is that you become an attorney, the level of disappointment that I can imagine she would have wrecks me and I hate thinking that maybe she'll talk about me the same way that she talks about my college drop out brother or my defiant little brother. I don't think I could handle making her feel like she failed as a mother.
But im also stuck with wanting to make myself happy because my biggest fear is that I'm going to have a job that pays well and gives me a great benefits and a great life. But I'll wake up every day regretting the day I was hired, that I'll wake up dreading stepping foot into my place of work.
I have always compared myself to my friends who know exactly what they want to be, like all my nursing school friends who know that once they complete the program they can get a good paying job at a hospital with their BSN.
I'm trapped. I ask myself a million questions a minute and I can never figure out an answer to tell myself. I just don't want to disappoint anyone and I don't want to disappoint myself but it feels like that's the path I'm heading down.
If anyone who has studied political science or any liberal arts would give me some advice on career options that would help me in more ways than you would imagine.
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Charleston, SC, Orlando, FL, or Charlotte, NC?
My fiance and I are trying to determine where to live next. Some things that are important to us are: plenty of things to do every weekend such as food festivals, walkable areas, good food, plenty of young people to help us create a sense of community, plenty of job opportunities for growth, safety, etc.
Does anyone live in these areas who could provide insight on which one might be better?
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The workplace is high school.
Some places are worse than others. I see blatant favoritism from upper leadership down to administrative staff. This is why I want to work fully remote so I don’t have to deal with the petty office politics from the snub from a coworker passing by to promotions of the favorites. This is the type of company I am working for. I will be gone in a month since I am moving. It’s old and draining. Just needed to vent.
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Resume keywords where do I look for them or what would count as keywords for jobs like Receptionist/office manager?
I need to know as my resume has been getting nothing but denials left and rights since May of this year and its becoming disheartening. My husband is working full time so thankfully we have our basics covered but I need to get back into the work force soon.
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Not enjoying my new role.
I just graduated from college this past May and would have loved to get a job in brand marketing for entertainment. I was unsuccessful and recently was able to get an admin assistant job at a university. I work 9-5 and I answer just a few phone calls and emails a day. I feel like my talent is being wasted and I would love to be in another role that truly highlights my skills and brings me a challenge. That being said, as an employee of the University I am eligible for tuition remission and would be able to work towards getting an MBA for very little cost, but would have to be an employee until that would be completed which would be mid 2025. I feel very stuck and unsure of what I should do.
Any advice from anyone who has had similar struggles in finding a role they enjoy? What did you do about it?
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We have a new COO that I directly report to. He is the most impatient, dictatorial person I have ever worked for. Additionally, he is quite eccentric. When speaking with me in meetings, he walks around his office/conference room combo and flails his hands in the air while talking - many times circling the large conference room many times - almost like some type of madman. He probably does that with others as well. I find myself also circling trying to understand him and follow the bouncing ball.
His dictatorship style of leadership does not mesh well with me either. I don't have a lot of experience working with dictators and it makes me angry when he dictates. I want to say something back to him but everyone at the company is walking on eggshells right now.
Besides applying to jobs, I am trying to deal with his mess until I find something.
Has anyone experienced this or can anyone provide advice on how to navigate through this?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for some advice from someone who has held one of these positions. What has been your experience working in these roles: is there a low barrier to entry, is there a good balance of challenge in the work, and are there opportunities for growth?