Is your current job getting you down with all its fuss and stress? Perhaps it’s time to try something new.
Changing jobs can be a bit nerve-wracking, but you may end up with more flexibility in an interesting job that you’ll love. It may even be that work will become so much fun that it will no longer seem like work.
Read on for a few potential jobs to try.
Do you love to drive and explore new areas? Then perhaps you’ll find your dream job as a driver.
In this position, you might be picking up individual passengers, making deliveries or hauling cargo over long distances. You might even work for a company like Zum Seattle and drive buses.
Of course, you’ll have to have a stellar driving record and a firm commitment to safety and efficiency for this position.
If you’ve always had a knack for words, then writing might be your job of choice. There are plenty of options these days.
You might apply for several online content companies and write blog posts and sales material. This kind of writing is varied and often interesting.
On the other hand, you might pursue your own clients in your local area. You could even focus on writing novels or nonfiction or poetry and either publish them yourself or try to get in with a publisher. In any case, you won’t be bored.
People with teaching experience may enjoy tutoring either part-time or full-time. There are quite a few online companies that match tutors and students.
Some require teaching certificates, others college degrees and still others proven subject matter expertise. You could also reach out to local schools, parents’ organizations and libraries to find an outlet for your talents.
Maybe you’re an excellent shopper. These days, there are many people willing to pay others to do their shopping for them. This could the perfect fit for you.
Make sure, though, that you carefully confirm each list with your client and ask questions about anything that is unclear. You don’t want surprises and unhappy clients.
5. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant handles everything from typing to data entry to research to making appointments. If you have excellent organizational and time management skills, this might be the job for you. You can choose to work through an online company or build your own clientele.
6. Data Analyst
Data analysis requires a significant amount of training, but if you have an eye for detail and a mind that can make connections and draw conclusions from a set of numbers, then you could consider become a data analyst.
Look into online training programs to get an idea of the requirements and tasks involved, and consider pursuing this career if the whole thing seems appealing.
7. Computer Specialist
Finally, perhaps you have some major computer skills. Then turn those skills into a job you’ll love. You could do everything from writing software to working on business networks to consulting for individual clients. These services are very much in demand right now, so give this job some serious thought.
Maybe by now you’ve decided to take the plunge into a new job that will be interesting and enjoyable. Don’t hesitate! You might find your very best career.
My Life, I Guess is a personal finance and career blog by Amanda Kay, an Employment Specialist and older millennial from Ontario, Canada that strives to keep the "person" in personal finance by writing about money, mistakes, and making a living. She focuses on what it’s like being in debt, living paycheck to paycheck, and surviving unemployment while also offering advice and support for others in similar situations - including a FREE library of career & job search resources.