Do you have a job or a career?

@deejean06 (1953)
United States
April 7, 2009 2:02pm CST
I've had many jobs in my life - some part time , some full time. But I always thought I'd have a career when I was younger. But it's just a series of jobs...I'm wondering now whether or not I should find myself a good career? Any suggestions?
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5 responses
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
10 Apr 09
No, un fortunately, I don't have a job right now but I am trying to get my career in s/w industry. I am a java proficient person who is waiting to get his degree come into his hands. I think next year you can see me as a sofware profession.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Hi sanuanu...I hope you have a job very soon - I'm sure something is bound to come your way in the field of computer software - good luck with the job hunt and thanks for the response.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
13 Apr 09
You are most welcome and thanks for the good wishes.
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@kunalvijan (3422)
• India
18 Jun 09
I am following my career with the help of job :)
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Hi kunalvijan...Excellent answer! Thanks for the response!
• United States
8 Apr 09
When I was younger, I too, had just a string of jobs without any clear career goals. Then in my mid-30s, I did choose a career path, went to college and earned my degree. I have worked in profession that had been satisfying and although the pay at first wasn't all that good, the past 5-6 years I have made very good money. But now I find myself unemployeed and thinking deeply if I want to continue working in my chosen profession or start over in a different field of work. To answer your question: YES, find a good career doing what you enjoy and have either talents or skills at doing. I had a good career, enjoyed what I did, have a beautiful home, new vehicles, and live comfortably. It has been well worth the trip.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Hi celtic...Thanks for sharing such wonderful experiences. I guess I never really figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up so I just got jobs. Maybe I should think about it...Thanks for your response.
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I have had many jobs in my life but they were all before I got married. After I got married I had one job and it only lasted for 3 months. The schedule didn't work out with my son's school schedule so I gave up the job. I have a degree but have never used it. As a matter of fact, I have outgrown that part of my life and no longer have in interest in working in that area. I am in the process of looking for a WAH job and think I may have found one. I'm just worried because it's been so long since I've worked but this would be a good thing for me!
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Hi dugsmom and welcome to mylot! I'm in the process of looking for a WAH job also...I'd like to stay home and take care of my son myself. Good luck to you that you've found one! Thanks for your response.
@rovian (1928)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I've only had one job so far and that was working during one summer (in 1999 I think) for the school I was going to at that time. I signed up for cooking but because the budget was low, everyone got stuck doing paper work. We were being taught how to write a resume, and watched movies on interviews. The teacher went on vacation and everyone was switched to gardening work. After this, I chose to wait until I graduated from college to get a job/career but it sometimes seems I made the wrong decision.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Hi rovian...I'm sorry you feel like sometimes you've made the wrong decision. I think it's wonderful you chose to concentrate on your schoolwork! Thanks for the response.