Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's happened again...

Remember when I was interviewing for that job for 2 months back at the beginning of the year and didn't get it? Well it's happened again. I have been interviewing for this certain job since APRIL and I just found out today I didn't get it.

I have to get more aggressive about this job hunt. When my computer crashed it just made it that much harder to hunt for a new job. That is just an excuse though. I cannot make excuses!

My question is... what profession should I go for? I have been in retail management and now I am working in higher education (in administration). My bachelors is in Fashion Merchandising, which is now seeming like a huge waste of time.

Any advice on a career field I should break in to?

I have been contemplating going back to school for a degree in elementary education, I have always loved kids and I think I would be good at teaching. I'm just nervous about having to take out more student loans and worried about teachers salaries when I'm done. I've grown accustomed to a certain salary range...

Tips? Advice? Words of wisdom? ANYTHING!


Lesli said...

I think you should follow your passion and if it is teaching, then you should go back to school. Do it now while you are young! Or I think you should move to Minneapolis where there are more career opportunities and then we could go shopping together!

Lys said...

Hey - if you move to Minneapolis, y'all both need to visit Philly when I move there next year. :)

Seriously - if that is what your passion is, look into it. See if you can possibly sit in on a class or two to evaluate or something.

As for fashion merchandising - have you thought about relocating to a bigger retail corporate area to move up the food chain in there?

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Thanks ladies! :)

I have considered living in a bigger city (such as Minneapolis) but I love my family and friends too much to leave them again. Not living in the Des Moines area isn't an option for me. :(

I'm seriously considering going back to school and I really hope I can work it out!

Kimberly said...

I agree with the above, do what you want to do. The money is nice, but in the end, is is better to enjoy what you do.

I have no advise on job hunting. I'm in the same boat. Even with a masters degree in college counseling I can't seem to get a job!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I have heard a lot of people say that... It makes me feel not so bad, but I it stinks for us job hunters! I feel like I might as well stay in school until companies start hiring again!