how prepared are you to get your dream job?

@winterose (39897)
Canada
December 19, 2008 3:58pm CST
YOu need the skills to pay the bills, if you are a low wager earner or even a person who is making a decent wage but wants to get a better paying job, how prepared are you to get those skills you need for the job you want? are you willing to go back to school and quite your present job? or keep your job and take course on the side? if it requires investing money will you do it? If you have to rearrange your life, like having to move, find baby sitters or whatever would you do that? best answer will be give to someone who says what they would like to do and gives reasons why they can or cannot do it.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I love crafts and I have always wanted to be a art teacher for young children grades Headstart through fifth grade. That has always been something I wanted to do. What is stopping me? Well, I don't have a high school education much less a college education that would probably be needed to teach children. I have no income that would cover the cost and no help in getting a better education. I have no car or buses for transportation where I live. It cost me $10-15 to get to the grocery store a month I can't pay that everyday while I try to take a course or even more if they drop me off and have to return to get me. I don't have health card that I would need to get examinations to be able to work around kids.I have no way of getting to work even if I did do the courses online and received a degree which alot of places don't like online degrees since they look at it as the easy way out. So I just try to teach all the kids who want to learn crafts or crafting and I am the first one they turn to if they have something that needs made or crafted for school even the older kids. I love the magic in the stuff that the kids make and they find a small little piece of themselves that really enjoy it also..makes my day to see a child take pride in their work and be happy with it and shows it to everyone and the knowledge that I helped make someone happy with my crafting gift.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
you might try for a scholarship many companies give free scholarships, my boyfriend's daughter just got a 50.000 scholarship to cambridge university in england but she wanted to go there. It is one of the best universities in the entire world.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Dec 08
It is harder when you are married to get up and go back to school. Trying to run the household keep things in order and deal with a husband and family and school work would be a struggle but I guess if I was strong enough and got to be able to go to one close I could but still the deal with the transportation to deal with and the stress of juggling several things. But I don't know if a school would have a scholarship for what I need. Maybe a loan or a little assistance. I have thought about being one at a daycare center also. But they don't actually employ just a art and crafts teacher. I love kids and would love to work with them on a crafting basic to teach and maybe set their imaginations free with arts and crafts.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
I am fortunate to be retired so I suppose I should contribute to this discussion, however I feel I have something to say. These days it is no longer enough to submit a resume and come to the interview. It is a fulltime job to look for a job and prepare for the interviews if you want a chance at all. My daugher in law was on maternity leave for a year and just when it was about to finish she heard of this job oportunity for a job in her professional field which she really really wanted instead of going back to her old job. Her day care arrangements were already in place. These are the preparations she did: 1.She went to the website of the company. Studied up on their role, their mission statement, goals and expectaions. 2. Asked me to look after the baby at times so she was free to do so or hired a sitter for a few hours. 3. Consulted people in the know about proper etiquette at interviews, appropriate wardrobe for interviews, entry and exit manners at interviews. Remember,interviewers form a first impression in a few seconds. 4. Took up an offer from a neighbour who was in the same field and was willing to conduct a "mock" interview. 5. Took corrective actions after the mock interview. 6. Asked me to babysit on the day of the interview so her mind was at ease. Had me inspect her for flaws in her wardrobe. Polished her shoes to a shine. Had me look at her as she walked in and out of a door several times. I am reporting the good news. She did get the job (after two interviews) that she really really wanted and is very happy and flourishing. On the other hand a relative of mine who is in his early fourties lost his job over a year ago because the company closed their operations in Canada. He did not take professional counselling. He did not take the offer of the Province to participate in a program that pays up to $ 28 000 over two years for re-training even though he qualified. He sent out only a few resumes and wonders why he gets no interviews. He had excellent training in his field 20 years ago but that technology is now outdated but he feels he is educated enough and is very bitter because he only gets contract work here or there and his unemployment has run out.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
excellent, excellent, excellent,
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
22 Dec 08
Dear friend, I had many dreams and my dreams where not much fulfilled as I do did not give much hardwork for that may be the lack of that motivation or may be lack of will power. Any how I had worked on my dream job for one week as a business man, but I do came to know that every job needs some thing in that job too, just dreaming cannot make it, one have to have the needed essence in oneself to fit in that dream job. I still love my present job and consider it as my dream job.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
good for you my friend, I wish you continued success.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
21 Dec 08
iam retired but if i was looking for a job i would try to get prepared even g o back to school if need be.there was so much help out there but a lot of the programs have been cut starting in nov and dec.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
I didn't know that that is bad, cutting programs like that.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I am not very prepared for it at all. It takes alot of money to fulfill that dream in most cases. I have pretty much become accustomed to working from my home now also. I may seek other goals later in life though.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
21 Dec 08
thanks for your response hon
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
19 Dec 08
I am currently a student and that means I'm just being even more ready for my job everday. However, there are no jobs at all, the economy of my country is dying. I hope I won't starve in the feature, despite studying electronics and communications, I am really more than worried about finding a job in my country, what a shame
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
I know hon, it is hard times everywhere, I certainly hope all turns out well for you in the end.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 08
When I was thirty two I decided to give up my job and go back to college it was such a big gamble, I always wanted to work with children, that to me was my ideal dream job, but I guess I had never been brave enough to follow my dream career. I was so hacked off with the job I was doing, I thought why not, you only get one shot at life, so I went to college for the first time, it was scary I tell you, a massive risk I had taken, I would need to study for three years, thankfully I had saved enough money to get by, after all it was a full time course and I had no time to work along with the studying, it was damn hard work, mind you the hostility was even harder to take, being a man wanting to work with children the discrimination and bullying was horrendous but I struggled through thanks to a wondrous tutor who had the faith in me. I could have quit time and time again. Three years of my life I dedicated to looking after children from 0-8. The risk sadly didn't pay off, however I can honestly say that those three years were extremely rewarding and I loved it. Sadly because I am male I can't get a job with children so I have had to give up my dream and go back and start again, it hasn't been easy but I need a job and it's back to square one, but I don't regret it
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
wolfie good to hear from you again, it has been such a long time, I did the same only it was 7 years of my life in university and for various reasons it didn't work out for me either.
@Monkeyrose (2849)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
Well, I am definately willing to go back to school. I have goals and dreams but I really don't have a dream job. I'm working off paying my debt so I can go to south america for 8 months. I then want to come back and save for about a year and then go live in ireland. after all that I will probably be in my early 30's I hope by then I have some idea and I will go to school and do whatever job is realated.