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Blog: Applying for jobs outside of my degree

This week I started applying for jobs that do not pertain to my substance abuse counseling degree. My only fear with that is possibly losing interest in the career that I wish to end up in. It is like every since the last employer no showed me for a case aide/ case manager opening, I just not have had the motivation to apply for anymore jobs at treatment centers or shelters. I figure why even bother when the hiring manager will not even look at the application or resume anyway, even if you participate in the assessment quizzes like Indeed.com has.

I keep telling myself that it is not me or my experience because the experience level I have should not be overlooked. Somewhere someone is dropping the ball. And it is killing my desire. The little voice in my head is telling me that maybe it is time to move to a different city because doors have been shut for the opportunities that have my interest.

Looking at the brighter side of things, at least I will be able to market myself in a different way outside of the career I wish to be in. The things I learned in college could very well come in handy in any position and may even open up an unexpected door to something better.

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Written by Thomas Gouard

I'm a military veteran, a Direct Support Professional for adults with disabilities, and a college student pursuing a career as a substance abuse counselor. Outside of that I'm a runner, cyclist, blogger, writer, and fashion lover. I fell in love with writing during my second semester of college, and have found joy's in expressing myself with it.

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