Its time for a career change

Malaysia
July 3, 2011 10:42am CST
And I am ready. I opt for self employed but I still earn insufficient income these days. I hardly got money to buy food and things like tissue, toothpaste, shampoo and soap. I need money. I can't change my career just like that. I value love also. I appreciate good relationships with colleagues but none of it works. How do I find and settle in a good job nowadays when everything not right? I got a hint from a medium and he said I will not earn enough money until I am 46 years old. I am depressed. I measured money as a necessity. Like mom said no money no talk. What should I do?
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9 responses
• India
3 Jul 11
A person is forced to a career change in certain circumstances like if he or she is forced to quit the job and further you can change if you are not able to fulfilling a job. If you have made a decision for career change then hats off to you to be so brave to change your career at an age of 46. have a nice day!
• India
3 Jul 11
For me even if doing a business I do not think it is a good Idea to change career at a greater age when you have more responsibilities on your head and also If you really very unsatisfied and you must have to change your career please analyse the prospects and do your SWOT analysis.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
Thanks for the reply. That's why I post this discussion for information. I need to know what is the advantage and disadvantage. Yesterday I read a newspaper saying two successful people changed their career from office manager to insurance seller. They made 4-5 digits income a month. And I believe its not just luck then.
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
I think you just need to know how to handle your money. Nowadays, it is really difficult to find a high paying job so you might as well learn how to budget your money wisely.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
Yes. Considering I am only higher diploma at secretarial studies I don't think I have any other skills like auditing or engineering. So finding a high paying job is hard. I will use my money wisely from now on.
@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
Hi Choi Yee Don't listen to what any medium tells you. Success depends on each individual. If we work hard, of course we will be successful one day. Have you ever tried looking for a job as a librarian. I think it is not a stressful job. Why not try applying at the public library or schools? Good luck to your success!
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
That's a great idea. I love being a librarian. I will try applying at my high school.
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
I perfectly understand how you feel. I am also dreaming that in the very near future, I can find a home based job where in I will no longer need to travel almost 5 hours everyday to and from work. I know that being employed is much better when it comes to benefits like social security and health insurance, however I still feel that I would definitely choose to work at home if I will be given a chance.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
No one likes to be tide up in the workplace and being dictated is worst than studying in a school.
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
3 Jul 11
i presonally like self employed more than being someone employee... because by being a self-employed mean we already buy the most expensive thing in live which is freedom. Now that you've been self-employed you only need to learn how others in your area of expertise makes money and try to do what they do.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
Sometimes I feel like a slave like being sold to another country to do some odd jobs and being loss of a family member that makes me hang on to a heartless guardian.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
3 Jul 11
you need another job, even part time, do not be proud take whatever is available and just take pride in what you do. Wash floors, windows, keep children, clean up after others, whatever will get you some funds.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
@savypat Thanks for your concern. Yesterday I call up and interviewed for a part time tuition teacher nearby my house. Although its only RM200, the job requires to work on Saturday and Sunday night only. I think I will be able to do that. @Scarface2010 Starting my own business will be a good idea! You go man:)
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
3 Jul 11
From time to time people change jobs. I am a career minded person too, giving priotity to career. When changing jobs, it is necessary to make sure that one is moving on to the kind of job one really prefers, from the long term perspective. It is not good changing jobs too often.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
@Greenline Changing 1-2 jobs is good for experience. Now I think I have messed up with my career life.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Jul 11
I do not think that money should be the sole thing that you should aspire in your career. If you actually do the task that you love most, then you will do wonders with your job. This will in turn ensure that you get good compensation. So if you get your job right, the rest of the things like money will follow. On the other hand if you follow money, then it is highly likely that you might fall short of it and also end up with a unhappy career. Cheers! Ram
• Malaysia
4 Jul 11
I do think work right is more important then. I sacrifice my time for few years. But lately I think it isn't worth anymore. I gain nothing but a lesson learned that freedom is the most important thing on earth!
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
When you think that you're not improving with your work and your life isn't moving forward with the work that you have, then I guess it's time to move forward. It really depends on what are your goals and what you want in life. The answer is simple if you know yourself pretty well. As for what you should do I suggest to learn financial management. You said that you really value money as a necessity that's why you are working hard to earn it. I say otherwise like the saying, "Do not work for money, instead make money work for you." Try looking for ways to boost up your financial freedom and then you will see the light of not worrying about money.