Career

Finding Myself In My Career – Kind Of

Hey, all, it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been pretty busy these last few months. Being more social, traveling, and finding myself in my career – kind of.

You see, I’m still unsure as to what I want to do with my life. I don’t even know where to begin. I’m in the process of looking for jobs elsewhere and relocating, the trouble is, do I even like what I’m doing? Am I in the wrong field?  I turned 25 (Gasp!) in August, and it annoys me that I haven’t discovered my true “passion” yet.

I’m good at what I do, but reading these job postings leaves me feeling hopeless. For some reason, there are a million door-to-door sales jobs disguised as marketing jobs out there, which is a no for me. Then you have the jobs that I am applying for that want someone who’s SO EXCITED about marketing. Am I SO EXCITED about marketing? I’m not sure.

I have many talents:

I can pitch and write story ideas, edit/shoot video, design, makes sales calls, I understand SEO, what goes into website development, I can optimize for keywords, write blog posts, and I understand basic HTML/CSS.  I can do plenty of other things as well, I wear many hats. Maybe I’m not focused enough. Maybe I need to find one talent and really hone in on one specific skill set.

I recently took a Strength Finder test hoping that my results would help me.

1. Relator
2. Ideation
3. Responsibility
4. Significance
5. Futuristic

Finding my “Top 5” was fun and all, but I still don’t know what job title to type into Google.

I know that I want to work with people, collaborate, be creative, and not sit in front of a screen all day. Finding a job with those traits isn’t easy apparently. And I know, I should take any job before I receive the job I want…blah blah blah. I know

I just want to find ONE thing that maybe I can love and be good at. Is it marketing? I’m not sure. Maybe it’s PR or publicity. Or maybe I should give my thwarted singing career one more go around (eh?). 😉

Whatever it is, I hope I figure things out soon. This whole “being stressed all the time” game isn’t fun anymore.

 

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3 Comments

  1. I’m finding myself in a similar situation and I’ve tried bits and pieces of potential careers but I always end up in a lag where I question if this is really the “right fit”? Maybe there isn’t a right fit for us and I don’t mean to sound pessimistic by any means but maybe there is no pigeon holed career that we fit into. Dreamers and do-ers have a way with producing magic! You have a gift in wearing many hats – why go classical with one style when you can be so versatile?!

  2. Persoanlly I tend to freak out and convince myself I have to do something else if I stay at a job for too long. I have some people in my life that have had really interesting, successful, and storied lives so I have made a long term goal for myself to measure up in my own way. Where I have had the most success in finding fun and interesting jobs that I don’t hate is in the non profit sector. I would highly recomend doing a State or Vista Term of Americorps. I moved to Nevada to have a life experience in addition to doing a second term and I really feel like I can move forward from here with a legitimate plan. All it will take is a ton of elbow grease and a modest number of miracles.

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