I am a 2008 graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in English. I have completed internships; however, for the past five years, I have been stuck in a dead end job as a bank teller. I do not use my education or experience and I am wasting my life. What do I do?

I would encourage you to constantly look for new opportunities in the field that you want to be in. I’m sure you’re doing that already, but if you aren’t, this is a great first step. It never hurts to ask the people that you have made connections with while working in the bank if they know of any openings. Most of the time you can land a job because the people that you know, so take advantage of the connections that you’ve made.

If you are discouraged, if you are in a “dead end” job, or even if you are out of work, you are not alone. It is normal to hit roadblocks in your career. The good thing is that when it comes to those roadblocks, you can break right through them.

Have you considered career counseling and career coaching? Counseling has helped thousands of people every year make huge gains in their work. At Thrive, a professionally trained career counselor will help you to:

  • Map out your Interests and Skills
  • Assess your Values and Personality
  • Explore Lucrative and Exciting Career Options
  • Prepare to Get the Job you Want
  • More, Designed to Fit your Specific Career Goals

Sometimes What prevents people from getting the career they want are self defeating behaviors brought on by Low Self-Image.

There are Thriveworks Career Counselors available to help you if you need additional advice.

I wish you the very best and I hope that you end up doing something that you love. But, it is also okay to step out and ask for help! 

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