Career Changes Support Group

This community is dedicated to the difficult challenges of transitioning from one career or job to a new one. Especially as we grow older, it can be very difficult to acquire the skills and relationships and take the financial risk to make the switch.

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  • BammawRobin

    Need Advice

    Last year I had to quit my job because going through menopause and the terrible side effects of the drugs my dr. had me on wouldn't allow me to work on a computer 8 hrs. straight anymore. Now they won't give me unemployement because I 'quit'.  I'm only 49 so too young for SS and doubt I could get SSI. I can function but just not on a consistant enough basis to hold down a job. I'm faking it for...
  • innsbruck


    I always thought I wanted to teach forever.  Even when my first year of teaching wasn't the best, I continued on and it ended up being the best job I've ever had.  Stayed there for 5 years....which leads me to now.  I moved to LA to be with my significant other.  Took a job in a rough area..ended up needing to resign because of how terrible it was. NOW, I am completely wanting to do something...
  • standbyme

    Never Enough

    I swore up and down five years ago when I had a job working at Target that I'd never take a job where they'd make me pee in a cup for a pre-employment drug screening. We'll fast forward five years and the fact that I need insurance, a new laptop etc I had to go at that again. Needless to say finding and maintaining employment has been a struggle for me, in general I'm in a bad place in my life...
  • I haven't been on DS in forever but I finished my LPN program in May and took my state test few weeks ago now job search is on. I had my first interview for new job today. I am nervous as neck here!!! But excited too!!! 
  • I need help.I have written and rewritten my resume three times in the past few months, and the number of jobs I have applied for (over 125 at this point) and the number of interviews I have (only 8-9) is driving me batty. At this point, I am open to anything that will get me hired/earn money (short of selling organs on the black market...I am not there...not yet). Does anyone know of a service...
  • Nev

    Changig carrer

    Hi everyone! I guess this group fits me. I am in the process of changing my carrer. I work for the goverment with administration stuff, but I really don't like the way things work in my job and I stopped caring about anything in five years working...So I have seen my area is language. I wish I could work with translation. I am at university, so I work in the day and study in the evenings. There...
  • MendingAgain

    More Training

    I'm wondering if anyone will read this now. Anyway, I have to go to training again and that was for the big boss.  I don't feel I need training brcause I work at a company where everything is unorganized, and really stupid. Nobody knows what the other person is doing, so it's making me mad because I'm wondering if someone is saying something about me to make me look bad. It's just annoying I'm...
  • deleted_user

    web designers

    anyone in here who are web designers that design web pages for ppl? i came up with this great idea about designing web pages for ppl working from home. a teen girl who owns designs web pages and graphic design. i had this idea that i can do this from home (work at home) and design web pages.a guy on myspace told me its not possible cuz ur gonna have clients who are gonna be...
  • serenityspeaks

    finished school

    I graduated last week for LPN...which is only a syepping stone but at 38 with 3 kids going through horrible bteakup thia felt so huge! I wont test till maybe july as its expensive and i am broke but hope in fall to be working aa LPN. I am CNA now have been one forever it seems.
  • Ahnonimus

    Just don't want to work anymore

    I am looking to talk to others about this overwhelming desire to stop working, to retire or change job assignments. Although I am not old enough to get 100% of my social security for 2 more years, I feel 'done.' I am tired of workplace stress, continually higher and higher expectations, of bringing work home, and the striving. Everyday feels threatening and on Sundays I start feeling anxious and...
  • MendingToday

    Ok so I'm a job hopper

    In today's world that's considered a good thing, to some I have read articles to try to justify why I do it, but to be honest, maybe i'm just a loser. I don't know, I am going to coda group, since I have had a messed up life, to try to understand why I do this to myself as far as, working or not working. Ya know. Anyway, long story short, I have applied to a job and they are skeptical, but I...
  • Serenity12

    Need Advice Please

    I'm currently working full-time in a field that is outside of what I went to school for. There has been a part time job opportunity in my field that has come up, which will allow me to work both my current job and this job at the same time. The only thing is that if I get this new job, it requires 6 weeks of full time training. This will mean that I would need to get time off from my current...
  • soulsearcher83

    Learning Web Dev

    I've been teaching myself html and also using coursera. I'm an admin asst now and its fine but i crave working with technology and ceativity.I'm 32 and worried I'm too old to enter the field, even though I've heard of people even older going into it. I do look young for my age about 25-27, sometimes younger,Am I worried about nothing?
  • I am 25 years old and recently graduated from college with a bachelors in communications. After graduating I realized that I hate my degree :( there is nothing I want to do with my degree. I have decided that I want to go back to school for nursing ( I was originally going to school for nursing when I first started college, but changed my major because I knew it was a very challenging degree and...
  • MendingToday

    doing something on my own

    So, I have been contemplating doing my own business, my fiance and I are both out of work, but we both have skills and talent, could anyone suggest something that we can do together that would help us draw in an income.Anything, even if you think it sounds ridiculous, imagination and creativity goes a long way. Nothing is unreachable anymore.any ideas would be appreciated.