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Life at a loss

Discussion in 'Careers and Professional Development' started by Jasoncmor, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,321

    Location: France, Alsace

    True. There are lots of Toastmaster groups and meetups around here, I'd imagine the UK would have those too. They're supposed to be great for public speaking and confidence! I know a few people who attend them regularly.
     
  2. mattyg

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 17, 2007

    Posts: 7,197

    Haha

    I'm 44. I own a specialist pathology courier business with 40+ drivers and two licenced restaurants....And I still don't know what I want to do for a career........

    Unless your in a specific profession (dentist,Lawyer etc) then I don't think you should choose before trying. I was a late bloomer I didn't start my own company until I was well into my 30's. But working for yourself is tough. Working for yourself and having the responsibility of people relying on you to provide work for them so they can pay their mortgages adds another layer on top.

    Their is a saying somewhere about finding a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
    Thats easier said then done though.
     
  3. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126

    Thanks for your reply.
    Having a company with employees is not really something I'd like tbh, although I did dream about having a restaurant previously.
    But overall, I'd be happy just doing my own thing, but I don't know what to do right now.
    I've heard that saying before, I pretty much agree with the statement, I see a job as being a chore, where if you are doing what you enjoy, you are being in essence paid to play.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  4. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126

    Thanks again for your reply.
    I will certainly post parts of my cv soon, thanks.

    Funny thing was, when I was at mcd, one of my roles was recruitment, there was no training for this per say, just a script of stuff to ask for and to ask etc, from what I have experienced when I have been interviewed its completely different lol.
    The example you just mentioned also about being honest if I didn't know something is definately something I will keep in mind, really helpful, and tbh its what I do when I want to know something, or need help with stuff anyway.
     
  5. Jasoncmor

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    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126

    I don't currently wear a suit and tie, but I did spend 7 years at mcd when I become management wearing shirt, trousers, tie, so I'm used to looking smart.
     
  6. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126

    I have watched a few videos over the years and read some articles, but can't remember what was said in them, but I do research into alot of self help techniques.
     
  7. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126


    Thanks for that, I will check his content out.
     
  8. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126

    I have included snippets of my CV, whilst trying to keep some anonymity.
    The majority of it is there apart from a few personal details, and education.

    I've not yet updated it to include my current role.

     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
  9. Jasoncmor

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 126

    Does anyone know if it would be a good idea to include my part time business fixing phones, ipads and pcs as part of my CV ?