Career Advice is a community that seeks to help you with your career issues, think of it like going to a career counsellor - only this counsellor is not really a counsellor and not getting paid to help you. The community will give you advice and it's up to you what you do with it.
I am a 25(M) who is currently an outside sales rep who works remote. I have been at my current company for over a year and a half. We offer services to our clients as well as a new SaaS tool. Before this I worked as an SDR for a large tech company for about the same length of time.
I am looking to pivot out of sales. There are a lot of things that I like about being in sales but I am starting to realize that I might not be cut out for it and I would like to explore other careers.
What I do like is being able to interact with prospects and our current clients, building those relationships and watching them grow. The most rewarding things I hear are my current clients telling me they trust me. Also we offer a really easy to use SaaS tool that I enjoy giving demos of.
I'm getting tired of all the pressure and constantly chasing people down and I think that it is time to move on.
Has anyone else been in the same position? I have been thinking about maybe Customer Success or even a solutions consultant where I can give demos.
Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
I'm a 24M carpenter ($25/hr) from U.S Connecticut. Back in 2018 I fell 10ft and compressed my back I went through physical therapy but they wouldn't do anything else because I'm too young. So I'm looking for some alternative jobs, something that will keep me moving or sitting with proper back support, standing in one place or stools is when the pain gets unbarable. I'm looking for any suggestions, I'm also pretty good when it comes to computers used to do some coding.
Background: I’m 33, been working in data science for basically the entire 10’s and in a variety of ways, from reporting analytics to computer vision tech.
Recently, though, I’ve been concerned about the entire career path being a bit of a “McJob”. Some of the big reasons why:
1) reliance on learning new technologies. Crystallized knowledge isn’t entire useless, but it’s nothing compared to, say, an electrical engineer or a real estate agent. This makes experience less vital than other professions
2) minimal path of advancement. It seems like a data science team member, for better or for worse, is valued exclusively for his ability to put his or her head down and grind out work. It’s almost outside of an employer’s best interest to offer managerial opportunities; you’re ripping away a vital worker bee.
Now that I’m 33, I’m incredibly concerned as to where all the “older” data scientists are. And this extends to other tech fields as well, like systems admin, software engineer, etc.
However, I’m not here trying to make a negative post. I’m more here looking to see if anyone in the community wanted to weigh in on where data science professionals go as they grow in experience (and age), and technologists in general. Any input would be great, as I feel like data science has been an ill defined career path for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
I would essentially like an easy going, boring, 9-5 office job. I’m just not sure where to go from there. I just got my Associate’s in Business Management and I (currently) plant to transfer to a university business program, but I don’t know what I want my bachelor’s in or what career I want to go for. I would appreciate any suggestions!
My ideal job:
No customer service
In an office
Is not constantly stressful
Needs a Bachelor’s degree at most
Makes at least $50k a year
I like routine. I like walking in and knowing what to expect.
~40 hour work weeks (good work/life balance)
Maybe accounting? Data analysis? Finance analyst? Actuary? HR? I’m not horrible at math but I don’t excel in it.
I'm working on a certificate in Paralegal Studies and I have an AA degree in English Lit, but my entire employment history has been in retail operations/ inventory control.
I'm hoping for some feedback regarding if this education and background would make me hirable for entry level positions in other industries I don't have any experience with(ie non legal or retail).
I think it shows I have an understanding of laws and regulations, professional written and oral communication skills, extensive experience with customer service, as well as an attention to detail. Am I employable?
I apologize in advance for the length. I just want to provide all the information you should need to help me.
I’m a 22 year old in a California college right now. Im not a very good student. C average, maybe. I’m just finishing my general education before I move on to start my degree program. I’ve already changed my mind slightly from when I started 4 years ago. My initial choice was Computer Science but I found it too difficult and programming never came easy to me so I switched it to Business with a concentration in Management Information Systems (basically an IT Management degree).
The only problem is that I’ve been in an internship for all four years of my schooling so far and I absolutely hate it. I can’t imagine working like this just sitting behind a desk all day everyday for the rest of my life.
Both of my parents are engineers and they love the business world so they are fine with it and they’ve been wanting me to either go into engineering or law. I have talked them down to this but now I’m stuck.
My biggest passion in the world is travel and art. I’ve already been to at least 7 countries and seen a lot of beautiful sights not many people get the chance to see. My dream job would be to take travel photos around the world. I already have a few that I’ve taken of Norway that came out amazing. I’ll be posting them after this post on another sub. But I know that doesn’t make me very much money.
My current plan is to complete my bachelors in business just to have a degree to fall back on that’s pretty versatile. But I don’t know where to go from there.
Does anyone have any tips on how to break it to my parents? What’s the best way to go about finding someone to pay me for travel photos? Should I get a minor in photography? Or is that a waste of money?
Hello everyone. I am 21F planning on going back to college after a three year long hiatus (dropped out due to health concerns). My passion is caring for animals. I want to own my own rescue and rescue dogs and other domestic animals and adopt them out to loving families. However, I understand this most likely will not be a great way to support myself. Do any of you have experience rescuing animals hands on? If so, what should I do in order to get started? If I need a separate job, what would be a good job to have in balance of rescuing animals? I want something where I have most of my free time to care for the animals I rescue, but will give me enough support and stability to do what I love. Help?
I would like to have your opinion about IT career. I have a bachelor degree in telecommunication engineering and a master of science degree in IT management. I strated my career in government as an Technical Support Engineer for two years till now dealing with desktop support, network troubleshooting and repairing pc and printers. I wanted to pursue a career in network engineering focusing in unified communication and collaboration . The institution where i work is investing in cyber security and there are great opportunities for me to get involved in this field. Should i go into cybersecurity after having two years experience in IT or better following a career in unified communication and collaboration which stands closer to my telecommunication degree?
im a uni graduate in computer games modeling and animation and i graduated in summer 2016 , but due to some family and personal problems i wasn't able to really follow my career and get a job in game industry straight after uni but that being said i never lost interest and kept making new personal projects and applied for a lot of places even for volunteer work just to get some experience but was unsuccessful i've been working and saving up some money and at the moment i'm considering if i study masters and get myself into that environment and get a higher degree it might help and give me that chance again to get a job after uni , i've been working and saved up about £5000 so when i go uni i don't have to work and focus on my studies but in the other hand ive been thinking about other options , like investments , now i know its a small amount of money but we need to start from somewhere so im seeking advice and opinions on what would be the best option for me to use this money for , in one hand there is continuing computer games which has been a dream ( but its a very hard industry to get a job in ) or do something different like investments and etc i can have other normal minimum wage jobs atm but that is not what i want , i like that to be my last option .