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 Post subject: Career Advice
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:02 pm 
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Maybe you guys can help me out.

I've been off and on work now since 2007. I've kinda fucked myself over by doing the stay at home dad thing. Between then and now I've done volunteer work in my field of communications, as well as a 7 month contract that ended in early January 2015. And I'm getting old.

Since then I've pretty much been fucking the dog. Finding jobs has been tough. I've applied for a host of jobs in my field submitting resume and cover letters all over UVIC, Camosun and the BC Gov, and I've upgraded some skills such as ITIL (aligning IT with business needs, change management etc.) and I'm going to be taking a project management cert (Prince 2) early next year. I've already paid fees for the exams.

The thing is, I really don't enjoy this sort of stuff. I was doing to because I was trying to align my education with tech sector jobs.

I'm now seriously considering going back to school. Either college or university. I'm not really a people person - but I can adapt again to working with groups. I'm much more creative than scientific, if that makes sense, so it would be nice to do something that uses creativity and artistic abilities.

Any advice on potential education? They have a drafting certificate here at a local college. It's 7 months - they teach you auto cad and there is an internship. There is a technical music program, with no internship or coop, and even though that looks super interesting to me I don't see it leading to any jobs. Trades is another possible idea.

I'd be interested in Web design as well, but IMO the market is saturated. In a weird twist of ideas, I also considered Dental Technician, but the school is CDI, and it's in Surrey.

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 Post subject: Re: Career Advice
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Drafting would be a good start, you could go into architecture or interior design which would be the more creative offshoots from that background. It might also open the door to working for yourself down the road.

Also, graphic design. Not necessarily web design but one of those photoshop wizards, techy but also creative.

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 Post subject: Re: Career Advice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:26 am 
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That seems the most appealing to me so far. That and the fact that it's not years worth of schooling.

Advertising would be interesting as well. I'm going to see some career counselors next week at both Uvic and Camosun.

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 Post subject: Re: Career Advice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:32 pm 
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You ever take one of those "what career should I have" quizzes?

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 Post subject: Re: Career Advice
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:01 pm 
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I have an aptitude test that was just sent to me from the college. I also have two appointments set up.

The girl I just spoke with on phone offered her recommendation of web development. It's creative and compliments my work experience and education. I mentioned that I thought that market was saturated, and she said there's always work for it.

So there's another good option.

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I have nothing useful to contribute so I will suggest being a fluffer for gay porn.

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 Post subject: Re: Career Advice
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:01 pm 
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Lunatik wrote:
I have nothing useful to contribute so I will suggest being a fluffer for gay porn.



Been there done that.

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