I got my bachalors degree in radio/television and my masters in management. Recent graduate but still applying for jobs in a wide variety of fields I've had a couple offers that I turned down for various reasons. Although it would have been nice working full time already, I'm sure I would have regretted jumping at the first offer I got.
When people ask what I do for a living, I tell them "arts and crafts and breaking shit". The more mundane description would be quality control and failure analysis in the packaging industry. I test a variety of consumer packaging (boxes, bags, bottles, strapping, films) and sometimes products (cups, flatware, gummy bears) to either ensure that they are made to specification or to try and find out why they didn't hold up as expected.
Education field -- not a teacher though so...not great pay but lots of flexibility and a 9 month schedule. Definitely pros and cons to this choice. At the moment the lack of pay is killing the perk of flexibility.
I've a degree in Education and Education for the Hearing Impaired. The teaching aspect didn't work.
Having recently been fired, I've had time to do some work in getting on the right track for a happier future.
I love animals. I've contacted a local vet clinic to see if I can volunteer. The clinic doesn't take volunteers, but I've clearly explained that I want to know more about being a veterinary assistant to see if this is the direction that I want to go. The clinic I'm going to be at is the one where I take my pets and they've seen how I've worked with my pets so they are familiar with me.
This Summer the clinic will be opening a new building and they will be needing new people....So, if I am lucky I may be able to get hired....as a receptionist or vet assistant.
I never would be considering this option if I was still at Target.....so this might be a great outcome.
Ideas: list some things that you might like to do....and see if there is a way to move towards the things you like to do and perhaps you'll get moving towards another job.
For working with animals....I could be a vet assistant, study to be a vet tech., work at a grooming place, try an animal "day care," be a taxi driver for pets (take to grooming.....)
I've been fortunate to be able to take the time to try to get my life to go in a better and healthier direction.