I need YOUR help finding a completely new career; my blind brothers and sisters...

Feb 22, 2019 37 Comments

HELP ME FIND A NEW CAREER!

I’m going crazy trying to figure out which career I’d enjoy and be good at. I can list some qualities of mine and I hope the fine people on Blind can help me figure it out.

===Career choices I’ve considered===

Possible roles I’ve been considering and why. High TC and fast career progression is my goal:

-Tech Sales (I’m good with people and I have heard the TC is over $200k if you hit your goals. Can anyone confirm?)

-Management Consulting (M/B/B firms which would require me to get an MBA unfortunately. Good role for bullshitters and people with presentation skills. Cool lifestyle with always changing work. Get to dress nice.

-Investment Banking (By far has the worst WLB but exit opportunities are very good and the money as an Associate is like 300k TC)

-Move to Hollywood and take my swing at acting (I’m a pretty good looking guy, though I realize this doesn’t mean shit. Could try and get a big break just like the new Star Wars cast did. Chances very low.)

-Start a Youtube or twitch channel (really over saturated but the personality may help here)

-Some online marketing business using cloaking to make money

===Personal Strengths and Weaknesses===

Strengths: (more + indicates more skill lol)

++++Very outgoing and good with people; can randomly approach anyone. (My biggest strength. I’m very good at this though I fear this alone won’t get me places.

+++Great at bullshitting and also connecting people to each other. Not trying to be arrogant with this one. Just stating the facts.

+++Funny (does this even count? Lol)

++Good at making simple analogies to complex problems; assuming I understand them.

+Creative (hence I’m always dreaming)

Weaknesses:

——Not good at coding and don’t enjoy it. Feels pointless and frustrating.

——Not driven by roles that are slow paced. I thrive on meritocratic roles that reward you directly based on performance.

——-Don’t enjoy back-office type work; feels empty and meaningless.

===Extras===

Background: (not really too relevant here)

I’m currently an L4 Engineer in Amazon (first job after college with some prior internship experience); it’s a good first stepping stone job but I already know I will strongly dislike coding.

Thanks guys. Feel free to be brutal 😝

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TOP 37 Comments
  • Paychex kool-paid
    Sounds like a manager.
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • Overstock.com (%) cougar
    Project Manager
    Feb 22, 2019 5
    • Intel UGeJ58
      They do need to motivate at super political places (Intel).

      Even at my new place, one PM is genuine and nice to everybody. He respects my technical ability even though I am quite young amongst the other engineers. I will go to my limits to make his project successful - even getting cross functional stuff done.

      There is another PM that couldn't give a shit when someone was (admittedly) over-emotional and over-thinking a coworkers death. I will definitely feel ok going home at 5 on his projects. I'll do my job exactly - only what yields credit from my manager
      Feb 23, 2019
    • TrueCar / Finance ."*>
      ass hole product managers are fuck faces
      Feb 23, 2019
  • TrueCar / Finance ."*>
    Fluffer, it pays cash. dont ask. just go to Hollywood, find a porn company and ask to be a fluffer. Cash money, lots of work.
    Feb 22, 2019 2
    • Amazon CurryChode
      OP
      LOL as long as I can do it with a Batman outfit on. Is that cool?
      Feb 22, 2019
    • TrueCar / Finance ."*>
      prob a wonder woman one
      Feb 23, 2019
  • Facebook Zuccy
    This post has Sales written all over it. Go read wallstreetplayboys.com and enlighten yourself. Thank me later :)
    Feb 22, 2019 2
    • Amazon CurryChode
      OP
      I’ve read that site quite a bit and bought their efficiency book which led me to making this post. :)
      Feb 22, 2019
    • Facebook Zuccy
      Hah, then you know de wey, asking questions on here is just another form of procrastination
      Feb 22, 2019
  • Seems like you have absolutely no idea what you want to do. So you’d probably make a great CAREER COACH to help others figure it out.

    Source: I’m really good at giving people career advice/coaching. But I failed to make a living off just this, as I tend to give away all my advice for free, over charging for it.
    Feb 22, 2019 1
    • Oracle suchisl1fe
      If you didn't make a living out of something you are good at then you need to see a career coach too :p
      Feb 22, 2019
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Porn?
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • RingCentral
    Duck-Bezos

    RingCentral

    PRE
    Yahoo, Oath
    BIO
    One life to live!
    Duck-Bezosmore
    Csn somebody summarize it for me?
    Feb 22, 2019 1
    • Amazon CurryChode
      OP
      I put headings on it to make it easier to read. Let me know if it’s still too long!
      Feb 22, 2019
  • T-Mobile WozniAK
    So you r good with people? That’s what Milton said too from office space.
    He ended up burning down the office building. BTW hope you got your stapler from Lumberg.
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng nKKF86
    I know a great career coach that specializes just in that

    PM me if you're interested
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • New DvVM00
    sales engineer
    Feb 22, 2019 0

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