I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after high school but I liked cars and working on them so I graduated with a bachelor in mechanical engineering but I found it extremely boring so went on to do a bachelor in motorsports which proved to be very difficult to get a job in and required a lot of travelling every week. I have now almost finished a master degree abroad in Germany in automotive engineering but I am seriously hating it.
I am now older (27) and I have finally realised I have a passion for animals and want to work with them, but at the same time I am sick of being a student and I don’t want to do another bachelor degree in an animal related field. Ideally I would also like to earn enough money to keep working on my cars/motorbikes as a hobby.
So my question is, are there any careers where I can use my engineering degrees to get into a field where I get to directly work in contact with animals? (It can be completely unrelated to engineering)
Additional question for people who work with animals: is your job everything you hoped it would be? Has it supported your passion for animals and do you find your work fulfilling?
Hello! I’m a senior graduating in May in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I found that I really enjoy Software Engineering, but because I’m about to graduate soon it’s going to be impossible to get in that field at the moment. I’m applying to several uni’s Software Engineering Graduate program, and awaiting to hear from them. In the meantime, I am also focusing on getting a full-time job after graduation. I had one internship in Supply Chain with an industrial equipment company, and my current internship is an automated material handling logistics company, that is truly great with i terms of how they treat they employees, company morale, and benefits. I want to stay and work with this company full-time upon graduation, but I want to not work in the department that I am currently because I don’t enjoy the aspects of the job, but would rather return to supply chain. I feel it is rude to discuss this with my mentor, my boss, and my HR manager as I’ve been with the company since the beginning of the year. I also feel that it would make things awkward, and rude of me to do so. I already have an offer from the company I did my first internship with, and currently have an interview lined up with a different company but also supply chain. I’m just stuck on what should I do, because it’s been stressing me out.
All the jobs I've ever had have either been through my school as a tutor/working in the library, or else through friends and not related to my area of study. I'm not really sure how to start looking for jobs, but I haven't applied to grad schools, so I need something to occupy myself for at least a year. Please let me know what relevant information I can add that might be helpful in giving advice.
I've had 3 interviews from different companies this week and they are all leading to second interviews. I'm pretty confident about getting offers from 2 out of the 3 companies and I expect to go through many more interviews from other companies that may lead to offers as well. If I get an offer from one company that's not my top choice, should I accept it or wait until all the other leads/interviews lead to offers or end? If I accept it and another company offers me a better job before the start date, how do I go about telling the first company in a professional manner that I got a better offer, even after accepting theirs? Do people often take an offer and then leave shortly before starting for another job that is better? I've never had these concerns until now for some reason, so thank you in advanced to everyone that helps.
I'm really frustrated because I don't know what I'm going to do with my life. My sister already knows she wants to be a nurse, so she got a summer internship at a hospital, is going to a good nursing school, works as a lifeguard at a children's hospital, is going to take a CNA class, etc. Meanwhile, I can see myself doing everything and nothing at the same time, and it's bugging the hell out of me because I'm going to need to figure out pretty soon what I want to do.
I just don't know what jobs are out there. The only jobs I know that are available to people with bachelor's degrees are nurse, engineer, teacher, and depressing office job at X company. Obviously that's not true, but I need some guidance.
I've always wanted to be a film composer, and so my general plan is to double major in film composition and something useful at my state university, then hopefully get into USC Thoronton (or another good school) for a Master's in film scoring. However, since I know that realistically, film composition would be more likely to be a side passion than an actual paying job, I want my other bachelor's degree to be in something that would help me get food on the table that I can also actually enjoy. I also want to major in something that would help me earn enough to pay off my undergrad and graduate college debts.
What I know for sure I don't want to do:
Sitting in an office all day
The medical field (except psychology or neuroscience)
1) When entering information about a job, they ask for a Contact Name. Can I put my supervisors name, coworkers name, or HR person's name?
2) I had a 1 year contract job that ended as the project was put on hold indefinitely. I was subsequently cut right after that.
At the time, my manager and I had a rather bad falling out and I don't think I should put her as a contact.
I'm wondering if it's better to leave this job off of the background altogether completely (even though it's listed on my resume). Would this job show up in the background check? Or should I list it and just list the HR person's name?
Throughout all four years of my undergraduate career, I worked in my university's library. I really excelled there, and decided to pursue librarianship as a career. I have 2 bachelor degrees, political science and philosophy. I earned my master's in library and information science in spring of 2016. At one point during grad school, I had a 9-month long internship that I was hand picked for. I have always received high praise from my colleagues and supervisors and professors.
What am I doing wrong? Sure, six months out of grad school with no job, okay. But I'm coming up on two years. I started volunteering at my local library this past winter, but it's a small amount and it isn't teaching my any additional skills.
I've had a dozen or so interviews in the past couple years, making it to round two or three of the interview process for a couple of them. One place in particular actually had me develop a huge outreach presentation that I dedicated 15 hours to, drove 5 hours to the city, they seemingly loved me, and then completely ghosted me and never returned my phone calls.
My therapist tells me I'm "just an interview away!" but I look around me and see other people in their mid-twenties moving on with their life and I recently took a fast food job to make ends meet. I have tried to branch out from just library departments specifically, and have applied for secretary positions to no avail. I've had promising interviews for part-time positions, but have been told that they don't want to hire me because my dreams are too big and I wouldn't stick around anyway.
I am currently applying in my county to be a substitute teacher. I believe that I am practically guaranteed to be approved, seeing as I have 3 degrees (but no teacher's license, so they don't have to pay me extra!) and they desperately need teachers.
If anyone has any thoughts or advice it'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I'm a software engineer at a fortune 50 company with 5 years of experience and a Masters. I have two kids and a third on the way in a few months.
This is my first post grad job and I have really good job security and make a decent, if slightly under market, salary but I'm not particularly happy at the job anymore.
Last summer I interviewed with another company, received an offer, but decided politely, as to not burn any bridges, out of loyalty some coworkers on a project that I was key on.
That project has now wrapped up and I'm really starting to feel like it is time to move on. I've been in contact with that same company and they're reaching out to me for interviews. The problem is the pregnancy has been complicated and preterm labor is now a real concern. We're at 30 weeks now and it's likely we won't make it to 38. Mom and baby will be fine regardless, but I'm going to need to take several weeks off (hooray paternity leave) whenever he decides to get here.
One additional wrinkle in the whole situation is my wife's work status. She will be taking her FMLA but will likely not be returning to work after the baby. She is on her own insurance and myself and the kids are insured through my current employer.
I'm going to speak with the recruiter from the new company on Monday and I'm going to be upfront with everything. Wife is due at any time, I'm going to need several weeks off (not taking time off is out of the question) and insurance is a big concern.
Based on the previous offer, I would likely earn about 20% more annually with the new company. That said I'm not sure how to approach the situation where I could theoretically start and then immediately need several weeks off. Not to mention we will all need insurance coverage in the next several months.
The way I see it, there are a couple outcomes.
One, I lay this all out, they make an offer but I wait to start until after the baby is here (8-10 weeks). This provides us with insurance and assured paternity leave.
Two, the new company decides not to make an offer or I wait until another a new position opens up after the baby is here. This seems like a reasonable outcome, but the increase in salary would be really nice given that we will be reduced to a single income family.
Are there other outcomes I'm not considering? I feel a little overwhelmed here. Any advice?
I'll start this off, I like my job, but I don't want to damage my future.
But.... They really ticked me off. When I first applied I was working as a Systems Administrator and applied as a Network Engineer. I interviewed, they really liked me and offered me a position. However, when I got the offer letter it was as an 'Administrative Tech.' (This is a rung lower on the totem pole) I brought this up, and was told 'We are calling everyone that now' Which is true, even my managers who are way more knowledgeable than myself have the same title. There are 4 about titles in the entire company of 50+ people.
The story here is a lot more complex, but for ease of understanding those are the highlights. I can share if asked.
This is my problem. I've worked there a year, brought up the issue during my review and was shined on. I knew they didn't want to change my title, but I kept pushing until I got a response in writing. They told me that they don't want to change my title because they wanted to keep everyone's uniform.
My problem is this, I worked hard to get where I was/am. I managed a network of 200+ people for quite some time. I know if I leave I could get a job managing the same number of people, if not more. But I like where I am and doubt I will be as happy in another place, but I really don't want to hurt my carrier and I don't see my company lasting another 10+ years. (Just the nature of the beast and expect the owner to sell some time in the future and I doubt that would be any good for me.)
If I stick it out I might be promoted in the future, but in my experience that typically involves waiting for someone to get fired/quit and even then you have to compete with everyone gunning for that job.
Also, don't know if this matters. The pay is more than what I got as a System Administrator.