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Blue Jay
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17 May 2022, 7:17 pm

Double Retired wrote:
SpaceMartian, If you can find and get any professional certifications (for computer-related stuff that interests you) it might improve the pay prospects. (As does experience on noted on a resume.)

P.S. A degree in something like Computer Science or IT also looks good.

By the end of this month I'm doing the MTCNA, for the time being what I can afford, but it's a step. Also eying more certs but they are hella pricey.
Mind though, I work for myself in a small company, totalling 2 workers and two owners. Getting certs or education at the moment won't result in any change other than a lighter pocket. I plan to move forward and look for something, my duties with my company are not time demanding and can be done remotely. Dealing with the public and such is my mate's problem.

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17 May 2022, 8:05 pm

Sounds like you are on the right path...but will need time.

Ideally, persistence will be rewarded.

Good luck, and good fortune!

Oh... I just remembered another use of certifications... Marketing.

I had a job with a government contractor helping with security certification & approval paperwork on government contracts. My employer paid for me to get CISSP training and certification because it would look good in their marketing material to say they had CISSP certified employees. It didn't help at all with what I was doing for them, but it looked good when they talked to the company's customers.

They did not reward certifications or assist the employees to get the required on-going education, though. So, a lot of folk left not too long after they got the certification because it helped them in job-hunting. I didn't go job-hunting with it, I retired. The certification reassured me that if my finances turned out to be inadequate for retirement then the certification would help me get a new job. (Fortunately the finances were OK. I really like retirement!)

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I finally knew why people were strange.


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26 May 2022, 9:16 am



It's not my job to run the train.
The whistle I can't blow.

It's not my job to say how fast
The train's supposed to go.

It's not my job to pull the brake,
Nor even ring the bell.

But let the damn thing jump the track,
And see who catched Hell!

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27 May 2022, 5:03 am

BA in business management.
Work in children's homes.
Regretting having made a move towards primary teaching.


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28 May 2022, 7:13 am

Does that mean you are a home visiting teacher? That sounds like a nice job!


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03 Jun 2022, 1:07 am

I don't have a degree.

My job is cleaning coaches. I find it fun and therapeutic.

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Diagnosed with mild ASD but I don't identify as autistic


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05 Aug 2022, 2:55 am

I have the following degrees:

*Bachelor of Arts in History and English
*Bachelors of Arts with Second-Class Honours in History
*Master of Writing in Creative Writing

And for my job, I have been an online history/literacy tutor for nearly a year now.


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13 Aug 2022, 9:00 pm

I am a landman/lease broker at my dad's oil company and a Reverend and church planter and I am beginning to organize a intentional Christian community for my church plant.I am also a stock market investor.


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31 Aug 2022, 1:15 pm

I got my degree in English at the University of Chicago. Right now I work as a copywriter for a small publishing company. I've been working there for about six months, and I love it. It's a great company to work for, and I'm really proud of the work that we do. In my job, I edit books that are going to be published. I make sure that they are error-free and ready to go. It's a lot of responsibility, but it's also very rewarding. I'm glad that I chose to pursue a career in English. It's a field that I'm passionate about, and I'm grateful to have a job that allows me to use my skills and knowledge to help others.