I'm wondering if someone could maybe give me a little guidance as I'm feeling quite lost.
I'm 34 years old and I have forever been in and out of basic temporary admin roles with no real career progression and I am so sick of it now. I feel so so stuck. I never reslly received any careers advice or support in finding the right path for me. I tried the self employed route for 4 years but my business didnt take off as I had hoped and with this year being mostly locked-down the business is pretty much dead. I really don't know what to do with my life now and i'm desperate for an actual career I enjoy instead of repetitive admin. Money is tight and I really need to makr a change but I don't really know where to go for careers advice. I tried the Gov.uk website for their tickbox style career finder and I had basic standard job roles come up similar to what I'm already doing.
I'm a creative person, I love writing, my business was and still is as a wedding photographer but as you can imagine with this year on lockdown, pretty much all weddings cancelled or postponed and to be honest I need a career now in a company as an employee as my other half and I are house hunting. My current job is keeping me ticking with my stable but low paid income but its dreadful, repetitive, boring, and theres no real room for progression. I've tried to use various exoeriences from my previous roles and self employment to pave a way to a better role and better career but because my degree was so broad and i didnt do the best in it, and because since graduating in 2007 all i haven't gotten core experiences in 1 field, I'm really struggling to get out of this rutt.
Please anybody able to help with careers advice or changing careers or anything? I really need the guidance.
I'm sorry you're feeling like this. This was the exact discussion I had with someone about myself last week. I'm 35 and I want a career. Have you tried somewhere like the police force? Great route for progression x