Brittany's Blog

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Time For Change…But Where Do I Go From Here?

So still the  job search is turning up nothing.  And it’s getting really frustrating, not finding anything in the field that I went to school for, and it’s feeling like I just wasted my money.  I am ready to find a new job because I’m bored with what I am currently doing and fully believed it would be a temporary job.  I personally thought by this time this year that I would have had a job in my chosen field.  But things don’t always go according to plans, I know this well.  It’s frustrating and I know I need to do more to find something better, something I’ll enjoy, something where I’ll make more money, somewhere in a town or city, someplace where I could see myself moving to on my own in the near future… but that’s easier said than done.  Since web design jobs seemed to be very limited, and the few I’ve come across I wasn’t qualified enough (because some things we weren’t taught thoroughly enough, and in other cases, not at all), I need to find something else but I have no idea what.

The only kinds of jobs I’ve done are babysitting and customer service type jobs.  I like working with kids so it’s something I could consider doing again but it’s not very good money, and if I do decide to do something like that I will need to get my first aid and CPR training which would be good to have anyways but I just haven’t got around to doing it.  Nowadays parents expect it, and if I considered a nanny position, it is a requirement.  As for customer service / retail type jobs, it’s probably the most likely possibility but I’m not sure it’s something I would want to do, at least not long term but it is something I might consider: try and find a job at the malls nearby and then maybe able to consider getting a place of my own nearby.  I think I would like to find an office job, even though I’m not a fan of phones, filing and data entry type jobs are what I kind of expected I would do and because I have a diploma in a computer program, that should help me get into a job like that.  The only problem is I don’t know where I could find a job like that since they are not advertising online and I don’t know where to apply to just go handing out resumes in the area.

There’s always the option of going back to school next year, which I won’t completely rule out but I’m not sure what I would go back for and quite honestly hope I will have a job I like by then that I will stick with instead.  It’s only been about 4 months that I’ve been out of school but I truly believed when finishing college that in 4 months time I would find a job that I would like.  Even though I don’t want to be at the job I’m at much longer, I still sometimes feel as if I’ve just given up and decided to settle, doing a job I don’t particularly like just because I am capable of doing it and I wouldn’t need to start all over. Just wish I could figure what it is I should be doing, because I’m not getting anywhere .

The thing is I DO want to start anew, hopefully find a better paying job I enjoy going to everyday so I can get out on my own and start living my life, and doing so on my own.  But how do I go about finding this job so I can finally be independent?