Morning, afternoon and evening Reddit. I'm about to graduate with a good degree in BA English from a prestigious UK University. I've been applying for various writing jobs across the country but I'm either not even getting interviews or struggling with jobs that'll even consider me due to a lack of experience. It's a vicious cycle but any advice below would be super. Cheers!
I was recently approached about a new career opportunity that is a $40k/yr pay raise in an area I previously lived in. My wife and I are happy in the area we live in now. How is it best to approach my current manager for a raise so that we can stay where we live currently? This is a completely different position within the same company. I hope that makes sense.
I'm 16 and I've been basically glued to a computer since before I was 10. I was having trouble with school and ended up dropping out. I tried online school, but I couldn't focus or keep myself from opening another tab to watch YouTube or something. A year later and I'm still sitting on my ass gaming or browsing reddit all day. I need to start doing something with my life, making money before it's too late.
I've never found any job ever so go into as much detail as you can with instructions. Or you can just give me a key phrase to google. Anything is appreciated, and thank you!
Edit: I was looking into community management jobs, does anyone have any inside information on that field?
I worked for state. It was slow, boring, & politics were unbelievable. My buddy preferred private. More money, flexibility in this field (IT), growth, etc. Yes the stigma for private is working more hours, less benefits, termination, & less vacation. However, depending on where you work, it’s not all true. You still get same benefits & luxury in private.
Hi peeps. I am at my wits' end here. Here's the situation.
I've only spent a year of my life as a W2 employee. I've almost always been an independent contractor. In 2014 I left my last "job" in real estate to try starting my own company. I am at the point now where I know it has failed and I need to find another source of employment.
In 2016 I started having severe anxiety attacks, I'm sure partially stemming from 10 years in property management for low income rentals. You can only have so many encounters with pigeons, hoarders and corpses before it gets to you.
I have barely left the house since autumn of 2016. I go to the grocery store, I come home. I am at this point supported by my parents, which is humiliating and generates all kinds of family conflicts. They live halfway across the country from me. I have no local family and no local friends. (I have plenty of internet friends though. Doing OK on that front.)
Please help me figure out what industries to look in? And where to look? And how to get over the abject terror of applying for jobs when I don't really have a resume? Are there things I can do to make myself more "hireable?" I can't afford any classes or certs and I certainly can't afford a Masters. All I know for job searching is Craigslist and obviously that is not the place to be anymore. Min income to live on is $30k/yr, although that would leave nothing for retirement or any luxuries.
What I have done in the past for money or internship credit:
Real estate (enjoyed but can't handle anymore)
Theater Tech (ditto)
Office admin work (AP/AR, HR, Clerical) (could probably do again, but see below)
What I have tried and failed:
Things with kids (retail, teaching, doctor office, etc.)
Web Development (PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS/JS)
Gaming (I can lead a guild like nobody's business)
Building and fixing PCs
I make spreadsheets for everything
Midwest US urban
BA from an Ivy (Once upon a time I was competent...but it was in the Performing Arts)
Strong writing/editing (... but not the confidence to go seek out an agent or submit for publication)
Get on well with animals (... but not people)
I have no problem working very long hours. At my last job I was happily putting in over 80 hrs per week. (... but that did cause lasting damage to my mental state so I should probably scale that back a bit next time.)
I do not observe any religious holidays, don't have any kids. I'm happy to work on days when everyone else is gone.
I am a kickass researcher. (In fact libraries are one of the few places where I'm comfortable outside the house.)
85+ WPM and 14000 KPH 10-key
I am a 42 year old woman.
I can only learn things through text. Video training does not work for me at all, nor does classroom training.
No visual arts skill whatsoever. I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler.
RE: the coding, I have no certs, no collab experience, no framework experience.
After 20 years of working nights in a daytime society, I have developed a circadian disorder that forces me to live on a 26 hr day, which means I am not able to keep a consistent work schedule for even 2 days in a row, unless that schedule offsets by 2 hrs every day.
I am not back in a place where I can regularly use the phone or leave the house. I don't know that I will be able to get back to that level of mental stability until I am through menopause.
My mom and dad are retired, my mom having been a stay at home parent who raised/home schooled my brother and I basically throughout our education up until college.
She hasn't worked professionally in some time, and used to do payroll management for a company back in the day.
One thing my mom is amazing at is reading. She has been known to go through a book in a day, and we have estimated that she's read roughly 8,320 books in her lifetime. 4 books a week, every week, for forty years. She is amazing when it comes to English, often finding typos in published books.
I figure with someone of her talent there must be some job like proof reading that she could do, even if she lacks a college degree.
EDIT: She says on average she reads 100 pages in an hour.
I earned my M.S in Health Education and Promotion five years ago in 2013. I've had one full-time job in this field that paid $15/hour + health insurance, but I worked in awful conditions and quit after a year to travel for a little. The job entailed working with seniors at a senior center and creating programing for them. Loooved the seniors I worked with and loved creating health education programs.
After that, I started contracting at health fairs and corporate wellness events. The hourly pay is good ($18-$35), but the work is very sporadic and not always guaranteed. I also don't receive health insurance as a contractor and doing my taxes is a headache.
I apply and apply and apply to health education jobs, but nothing really seems to come of it. I'd love to be either a health educator in a hospital or work for a non-profit. I'd also like community health education, but those jobs barely pay. A lot of times the health education jobs want someone who speaks spanish and I do not.
Anyway, I'm wondering if any one has any experience with a Health Education / Public Health degree and what I can do to get a well-paying job in this field.
If I do decide to leave health education / public health - where do I even start? I've been out of school for 5 years and all my experience is geared towards a "wellness" career that doesn't really exist.
TL:DR - No idea what my job options are, realistically, with a M.S in Health education and Promotion. 5 years out of school and still looking for a "stable" job. If I do decide to change fields, where do I even start?