Job search strategy discussion thread:

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Gunpla is amazing!
Me again.

I'm just really wondering if I should talk to a psychologist to discover what I'm good at.

The career tests at my college have given me absolute nothing toward a career, just a whole lot of nothing that means little.

Its just, there is nothing I'm good at that is productive.

And if there was, there's no jobs where I live either. I'm pretty much a NEET at this point and I hate it.

But I've lost all motivation to do anything. I just want to stay in my room...
727 Gabrael3rd Nov 2012 07:13:23 AM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Talking to a psychologist would be great! Go for it!
"-pats- it gun be ok bear someday you will eat them all." - Aszur
728 Euodiachloris3rd Nov 2012 07:30:45 AM from England (Oop North) , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Euo will do!
[up][up]It's definitely a good thing to do. smile
"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
Gunpla is amazing!
Annnd my parents don't sound very thrilled. -_-
730 Gabrael3rd Nov 2012 10:16:36 AM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
So? You're 19. You have a copy of your insurance card right? You don't need their permission.
"-pats- it gun be ok bear someday you will eat them all." - Aszur
Gunpla is amazing!
22.

No, and I wouldn't have a rid if they decided to not take me (they would if I did make an appointment though)

They just wonder if it will help.

edited 3rd Nov '12 10:39:40 AM by Thorn14

732 Gabrael3rd Nov 2012 10:47:57 AM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Sorry, 22. Then make the appointment and put your effort in it so they feel more confident. They feel assured, you get the help you need, everyone wins!
"-pats- it gun be ok bear someday you will eat them all." - Aszur
733 Barkey3rd Nov 2012 04:38:47 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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You sound too much like you're looking for your dream job Thorn, instead of just a job.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
734 Euodiachloris3rd Nov 2012 04:52:25 PM from England (Oop North) , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Euo will do!
[up]I agree.

Sometimes, to get the job you want, you've got to get experience in three you're rather nonplussed about. <shrugs> It's what the career ladder is all about. The thing is, if you don't step onto the bottom rungs, you won't get up to the middle ones, let alone the top. tongue
"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
Gunpla is amazing!
[up][up]

I want a job i'm good at and suited for and a career that wont make life a living hell.

Is that too much to ask?
736 Gabrael3rd Nov 2012 11:18:44 PM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
In this economy? Yes.

Every job is a shit job in some ways. But as Euo put it, you have to work yourself up to get the more comfortable jobs.

"-pats- it gun be ok bear someday you will eat them all." - Aszur
737 TheyCallMeTomu3rd Nov 2012 11:21:56 PM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
Find something with room for advancement. I'm skeptical of the "In this economy you can't be picky!" argument, for reasons I've mentioned earlier, but it's likewise true that you can't expect to be at the top from the beginning.
738 Gabrael3rd Nov 2012 11:30:02 PM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
I've known kids who worked at McDonald's from 16. By the time one was 19 he was the assistant manager. The other was full manager by 20.

Do you think those 3 and four years respectively didn't suck balls? Of course! But they got their management experience for 2 years each, one finished college, the other just worked straight.

The college grad is now a District Manager for Sprint. The nongrad is now the Clerical Manager for Walmart corporate in Bentonville.

Anything can lead to something big if you just serve your time and make the best of it. Some pay off faster than others. Some take more effort to push through than others. But you can't even have a shot if you don't do anything.
"-pats- it gun be ok bear someday you will eat them all." - Aszur
739 TheyCallMeTomu3rd Nov 2012 11:46:37 PM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
Uhhh, protip: managing a McDonald's ALSO sucks balls.

But yes, something is better than nothing. I've basically stopped looking for work, but at least I have the excuse that I'm pursuing higher education. Lame excuse I know, but whatever.

edited 3rd Nov '12 11:47:26 PM by TheyCallMeTomu

Gunpla is amazing!
I cant work fast food.

I physically cannot work in fast high stress environments.

My hands shake and I begin to panic.

I suspect Burger King did not want to fire me for whatever reason, but made me work like...4 hours a week for that reason.

edited 3rd Nov '12 11:55:23 PM by Thorn14

741 Gabrael4th Nov 2012 01:15:01 AM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
[up][up] reread my post Tomu. I never said it didn't. The point is they did it and moved on.

[up] missing the point man. You couldn't do fast food. You couldn't do basic filling. You need to go back to your doctors and figure out how to fix that because if you can't do either of those what else is there? Are you willing to do manual labor because fast food is just basic retail and filling is basic office work.

"-pats- it gun be ok bear someday you will eat them all." - Aszur
742 DrunkGirlfriend4th Nov 2012 01:22:25 AM from Castle Geekhaven
[up][up] Pretty much what Gabrael said. Just about every job is going to be fast-paced with high stress. Even if you get a dream job doing animation, you're going to be under deadlines and have supervisors breathing down your neck at every possible moment.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
743 TheyCallMeTomu4th Nov 2012 09:42:24 AM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
Well, if you have a serious medical condition, you need to see a therapist and get it on record. That way, if someone fires you for it, you throw around expensive lawsuits!

Or ... something. File for disability? <Shrugs>
744 Barkey4th Nov 2012 02:41:44 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
I want a job i'm good at and suited for and a career that wont make life a living hell.

Is that too much to ask?

Yeah. It is. Because work is stressful a lot of the time, no matter what you do. And you don't start off automatically being good at your job.

I didn't start off being good at the fast food job I got at 16. I jumbled around all the time and it was too fast paced, and I just sucked it up and learned how to keep up. I joined the military a little after 18, and it's rather obvious that you start off stressed out and ignorant. Nobody just pops into the military knowing how to do the job, and unfazed by the stressors introduced by boot camp. Then comes my current job in IT, all I had were the basic troubleshooting skills of some kid who knew how to google error messages and follow instructions for issues with his personal machine. Now I'm becoming an absolute bank of off-hand solutions for a huge cornucopia of computer and program issues.

You very rarely start out good at a new job in a career path you have not prepared for. Being a rising star or an awesome performer when you're new doesn't mean you excel at doing the job, it means that you are exceling at picking up and learning new concepts quickly. Mistakes will be made, you will fuck up, and it will be hard, but eventually you just suck it up and get with the program, and the more you learn, the easier it all gets.

Your expectations are outrageously high for your experience and education.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
745 ohsointocats4th Nov 2012 03:05:19 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I'm pretty sure this news makes me not want to live in this universe anymore.
746 CaissasDeathAngel4th Nov 2012 03:37:18 PM from Dumfries, SW Scotland , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
House Lewis: Sanity is Relative
There supposed to be a link? Or was the news just what Barkey posted?
My name is Addy. Please call me that instead of my username.
747 ohsointocats4th Nov 2012 03:38:11 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
What Barkey just posted.
748 Barkey4th Nov 2012 05:04:46 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
I always thought that was fairly obvious, and not really mind-blowing in any way.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
749 TheyCallMeTomu4th Nov 2012 05:39:23 PM , Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Totes Moe
I think the problem is that it's really an unforced error on society's part. There's sooooo much that could be done on a macro level if, well, humans weren't so gosh darned human.
750 ohsointocats4th Nov 2012 05:39:57 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I don't know, I was hoping that the constant terror of making a tiny misstep and displeasing my superiors enough to cut me off from any livelihood might, I don't know. Maybe get better.

I mean seriously reading that made me want to throw up.

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