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    Ohh i got no ideas for a career/ job choice as i'm not a career/ job type motivated person, last paid job i had was before marriage & i working for Coles Corp in cash office "wage officer" over 25yrs ago... my current job is wage less "HH Engineer"

    I hope that your find a career/job that is very satisfying & very rewarding..

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    HR is a great area to get into, lots of different areas... but husband has been told (just finished studying it) that there has been an influx of people taking the courses/degrees so while there is demand now for people, once everyone graduates it will be harder (iykwim).

    My cousin works HR for Procter & Gamble, excellent career, loads of perks amazing pay (once you get up the top end).


    You seem to have a natural ability with animals, prehaps consider a career in this field.
    Training in piticular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    What are you passionate about? What do you LOVE doing?

    Is there a way you can turn those things into a career or a job?

    I think thats the best way to think about it...makes going to work each day much less of a chore and more of an enjoyment!
    That's so true... unfortunately not many people get to do that though!

    Hmm... what about some sort of carer role? (e.g. helping the elderly, disabled, etc). It can certainly be challenging/rewarding, and has varied hours usually.

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    What are your interests? I find the happiest career paths follow your interests.
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
    Beau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    That's so true... unfortunately not many people get to do that though!

    Hmm... what about some sort of carer role? (e.g. helping the elderly, disabled, etc). It can certainly be challenging/rewarding, and has varied hours usually.
    But why not? Sorry if that seems niave but I think most people do have the opportunity to follow their interests/passions. Perhaps I'm delusioned though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    But why not? Sorry if that seems niave but I think most people do have the opportunity to follow their interests/passions. Perhaps I'm delusioned though!
    How many people do you know that truely love their job? I like my job, but it's certainly not my passion! I think most people do have jobs they like... but they're not necessarily passionate about it. Unfortunately, the things we're passionate about don't usually pay the bills! Plus a lot of the time people don't work out what it is they really want to do until later in life - and then if you decide to change paths there's usually training/education you have to do for it, which costs money and takes time, which not everyone has!

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    Vet nurse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hey C&B, off topic, but where are you and how long have you got here. My boys go back to school on Monday (I think/Ihope) so where will you be then?
    I think you have my number DA, so if you want to catch up before Sat just let me know! I'm just floating round Ulvie lol, haven't really got a hectic schedule atm!

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    Hi AGB

    I use this for doing research on career options
    JobHuntersBible.com:

    It's helped me and a few of my friends get jobs that my friends have loved, I unfortunately managed to get me one I hated (ADHD boss - no fun).

    Anyway - the last place any potential employer looks for staff is in the paper or internet - because they would much rather employ someone they know or is recommended by someone they know.

    Headhunters (recruitment agencies) are a lot like real estate agents - they get paid for turn over - so they don't really care if anybody is happy with their placement, in fact it works better for them if you're not and you go back for another job - as long as that's outside their warranty period (usually 3 months) if they have one.

    So you need to do a combination of asking around your mates and people you meet about any jobs going where they work - because you might be the right person and if you get there before they have to go to the head hunters or classifieds (internet or paper), you save the new employer thousands$.

    You might also want to write out a list of things you love doing and things you don't want to be doing and think about what companies offer jobs with more things on the "you love it" side.

    For example, you might be good for front desk / admin at an animal hospital. The bigger places might not have vet nurses on front desk but they'd need someone who is good with animals and (upset) owners. And they have all the usual office admin needs as well. And you already have that.

    So then you check out what places are around and if you like the way they do business, and make friends with whomever is in there even the receptionist and ask if they need any more staff. Even if you can get fill in for when receptionist wants to go on holidays... that would be a start and would give you leverage with other places.

    But do check them out - you don't want to hire yourself out to a place you can't stand the way they do things. Well maybe as a temporary way to get experience to get work elsewhere - but chances are if "elsewhere" is well run, they won't appreciate experience gained somewhere rotten. They will appreciate you didn't want to stay, but then again it's best not to bitch about previous employers/co workers when you front up for new jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    I think you have my number DA, so if you want to catch up before Sat just let me know! I'm just floating round Ulvie lol, haven't really got a hectic schedule atm!
    Oh bugger, thought I'd get round this without embarrassment but obviously not.

    Message box was full, so I went to delete all my messages, and um, I suceeded, so you see my problem? You had mine, so hoped you'd call and I wouldn't have to say I wiped everything!!!

    Please PM me AGAIN, so I can resend my numbers too. Friday could be good. I can leave the kids at home with eldest in charge and hope for the best. Lol.

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