Should I just give up on the hope of ever having a career?
The hardest part now is that when you are feeling defeated and depressed, you have to find the mental and physical resources to redouble your efforts.You don’t mention what industry you’re interested in, but whatever it is, Ruetschlin says you have to study it intensively.Instead of taking on more debt by going to graduate school, see if there are individual classes you could take in your field from Ed X, Coursera, Udacity, for example, and pay the extra fee to get a certificate of completion.This would be an inexpensive way of showing employers your knowledge and skills are not outdated.Dear Prudence, My boyfriend and I fell in love at first sight.
By the time I stood up and realized he was 4 inches shorter, we were too in love to care.
Identify people who have the kind of job you’re looking for, and ask them if you can come in for a brief informational meeting to get advice on how to break into the field—making contacts is crucial!
If you have information about networking events, go to them.
Sure, I never thought I would be in the ridiculous situation of towering over my boyfriend, but I’m not hung up about it at all! So get over it before you scare off your terrific guy through your own smallness.
Dear Prudence, I’m one of the unlucky “older” millennials who began his career just before the Great Recession.
But I find employers only want recent college graduates for these jobs.