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i need a career change

jaymovement

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i work for the government...its slow and the people suck. i need a change quick.

what industry are you in and how do you like it? how did you get there?
 

Antonio Centeno

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Start your own company - I love it, and can't imagine ever working for someone else. I work crazy hours, but it's for me and my family......I balance my time, I decide what's good enough.

How to do it........find something you are passionate about and has opportunity associated with it, make sure those that are close to you are going to support you, spend a reasonable time educating yourself (I got an MBA), then go out and do it. Accept that you will fail in many of the things you try to do, but realize the walls in front of you are there to stop other people....not you. Persevere.
 

sho'nuff

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jay, i heard alot about govt jobs and i know someone in working for the city in I.T. he gets a decent salary but he sits there doing nothing all day.
for some that is a dream i guess, but i cannot handle that.

if you are in I.T or management why not keep your career but change industry to private sector?
it's more cutthroat but more incentive and bigger challenges.
 

Dakota rube

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keep your job and start something else on the side. If it grows into a real something, then make a change. there is something to be said for the security of that twice-a-month paycheck and a nice benefit package.
 

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Now is not a very good time to be hitting the job market...
 

jaymovement

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true...but right now i'm just looking for ideas. trying to see how you all are making a living.

spinoff- how to find a job in a recession?!
 

jaymovement

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sometimes i wonder why i'm not just bartending on a beach or rock climbing in south america. i'm young, single, no kids, and the only thing stopping me from quitting is...MONEY! jeezus is this life?
 

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Originally Posted by jaymovement
i work for the government...its slow and the people suck. i need a change quick.

what industry are you in and how do you like it? how did you get there?


What level of government do you work for? What do you do? The answer to this question will be quite different if you work the front desk at the DMV vs. if you are a policy analyst for CMS.
 

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Some Job Killers at work


i) Lack bigger picture - Whether private or public if your organisation has no medium to long term goals, mission, purpose; then yes it can feel like you are going through the motions.

ii) Morons - Another job killer. Nothing worse than having unmotivated boring work colleagues.

iii) Dumb Manager(s) - This one imho is the worst job satisifaction killer. I have been on the end of a direct dumb manager after having before him probably one of the most inspiring managers I have ever been managed by. A dumb manager frustrates, styfles and drives one up the wall. You can't help but feel nothing other than contempt for such an idiot! The only solution in this case is to pick yourself up and leave (find another job).
 

garmentmerchant

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Finding a job in a recession. I wanted to find a side job to keep me busy and have some cash on the side and had no problem. I was able to find employment in the DC area. If you have government experience it is definately a plus. There are jobs out there just have to find them. What industry are you in? What do you do for the government
 

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