Thursday, July 5, 2012

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

If you've read a few of my blog posts and perhaps follow me on Twitter, you have gathered that I'm not fond of my current place on employment lol!  Last year I completed my Masters and since then (well even before then) I'm like on now what?  I've been job searching off and on.  I've stumbled on a few things that have sparked my interest and others I'm like meh *shrugs*.  I envy those people who know what they want to do.  At times I feel like I have no clue or can't really articulate my "dream job".  Sometimes I feel that other than achieving a personal goal, that getting my Masters was a waste of my time and money.  I want my next job move to be a strategic one and not taking another job for the sake of taking one.  My current one was strategic because it put back in the sector I wanted to be in and has given me some lengthier experience on my resume.  But clearly it's time for me to move onward and upward.

When I graduated undergrad I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted to do either.  I applied for jobs and wasn't getting any real bites.  My Mom was like why don't you try temping.  I gave that a go and I had some assignments that I really liked and others that left a lot to be desired.  There was one assignment that made the light bulb go off for me.  It was a long term assignment in the nonprofit sector.  I was there for a little over a year and I really enjoyed what I did there.  It was one of the reasons why I got my Masters in nonprofit management and leadership.  Since I left there I've tried to find similar positions to that one.  I even recently applied to a job there but of course I didn't get it.  Also while I was completing my Masters I stumbled on an subject area that really interested me and ended up doing my final research paper on the topic.  Again I've been searching for jobs around this area and there have been more misses than hits.  There are portions of my job here that I do like but I can't fully delve into like I want to for various reasons.  So I guess I have a rough idea of what I want to be when I "grow up", I just need to flesh it out a little more.

Stay tuned...


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