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Right now I'm learning how to code (beginner), and have set up a website and Twitter account. However, it could be months/years before I start making any real money through this.
In the meantime, I need a job so I can move out of my parents house and be independent again. I've thought about Sales, but I don't think I have the verbal communication abilities or personality type for the role.
(btw, I have a good Psychology degree which may help me find a job)
stick with learning code, no sense in trying to re-establish yourself now.
for now go be bar tender or waiter. there are thousands of people who have degrees who still do this because who the fuck wants to grow up when they are 22-26? or some easy sales job like gym membership part time.
get a certificate in coce, get a job and get experienced, start freelancning that shit and then make your own business out if it. congrats youve made it
First of all, for all people recommending bartender, it is not an easy job to get. Most people that get the job get it because of experience and there is a good bit of networking involved. As a matter of fact, if OP is not in a major city, he is going to have to really know someone in order to get the jobs because smaller cities and small towns have a tight good ol boy network in terms of getting a bartending job.
Now as for career advice for OP, you have to put in a few months to learn how to code and do well enough to get employed. I recommend starting with Code Academy to get the basics out of the way and then going through more complex routes. Code Academy alone will not make you employable. MIT and Harvard offer free online intro courses to coding, I recommend you look into those. I also recommend getting a GitHub account and putting projects on there once you're good enough at coding, again, this will take months or maybe even a year.
Depending on where you live, there are coding bootcamps and the good ones will get you employed. You won't work for Apple or Google but you will work for a decent company making a decent wage. Some bootcamps like App Academy do not charge you anything but require you to give up 15% of your first year salary when you do get employed. Getting in is rough and there is a process but once you do get in, you will work intensely for about 12 weeks and likely get a job after graduation.
As for right now, I guess you can take a minimum wage job if anything. Save up enough money for a year until you can afford a bootcamp, some of the good ones that charge can cost up to 12 to 20k.
Lasttrybern wrote: I am literally in the exact same situation.
Psych and bio are both majors that are useless without graduate studies but my GPA is too low for grad school so fuck! Sales jobs require "sales experience" and that requires getting a shitty telemarketing sort of job. Makes me wish I had gone for finance, engineering, or CompSci.
At this point, I am sort of lost and trying to get the issue fixed too, worrying about time not being on my side either. Man it sucks to be in that situation while so many 20 somethings are away on their own in big cities, it is driving me borderline insane.....
Yeah, this is pretty much how I feel. With all that said however, I have come across a lot of Sales jobs that don't require experience. Most require a degree (which you have). The only reason I'm not keen on sales, is because I don't really have the confidence necessary.
For all the other replies, thanks for the advice!
I've recently enrolled at Codecademy. Just finished off HTML and CSS (probably go back and redo them as I'm having a hard time retaining all the information). I've also set up a website (although I'm not totally sure what I'm doing with it yet). I'll maybe stick with this and hopefully land a job once I'm good enough, assuming that ever happens. I'm just unsure what I should do until then.
And no, I don't have a car. I have a licence, but I genuinely hate driving, so I think Uber driving is going to be a miss for me.
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