So I’m on the job hunt… yet again. Its like a never ending cycle, pretty much every year I have to find a new job. It seems like I can never hold down a job. I think about why that is and I think there are a couple of reasons.
Most articles I see nowadays are all about how its the millennial’s faults for being too demanding or not wanting to feel complacent or not taking crap from their bosses… but are all those things really bad? I know I’m talking about a very large group of people so lets narrow it down to myself. I feel as if my self worth is more than $10 an hour, but without a college degree in my field I am very hard pressed to find a good paying job. I have been studying accounting for over 5 years now, starting in high school so I have plenty of knowledge in the subject. That being said, when I apply even for an assistant’s job, my resume isn’t even given a second glance because I don’t have a bachelors degree. When you know you have the knowledge but you don’t even have the opportunity to show it off, it is very disconcerting. I started my job that I am currently at as an intern scanning papers and filing them. A year later, I was given an opportunity to become their Chief Financial Officer because they know that I am worth way more than I look on paper. That is literally the most aggravating thing in the entire world to hear- that I know my crap but because I don’t have a simple piece of paper I can’t get a job that I know I would excel at.
Even if I were to find a job, I would need it to be constantly challenging me and making my mind chug away like I know it can. I never want to just be in autopilot at my workplace. I like to solve problems and use my analytical skills when I am working on a project. It makes me happy and keeps me engaged. Why is it a bad thing to not want to be bored at work? I HATED my job when I first started it because I was scanning a paper, renaming the file, and filing it away into a drawer. How boring and mundane. When they started to realize my worth was when I did an audit of the comapny’s files and found way more problems than there should have been. From that point on I controlled their projects. It started with a health insurance audit which would have been a nightmare if I wasn’t a pro at Excel. It evolved from there into many other projects, one of which I saved my company $20,000. Even if I were to start my own company or something, nobody would hire me because I “don’t have enough experience or education”. Why is it so dang hard to find a worth while job with a worth while pay?
Why is it that if you do find a job, most of the time you are put with a crappy boss. I’m not saying this happens all the time or anything because I know it doesn’t, but it sure as heck feels like it. You find a job that you enjoy, that challenges you, that pays you what you are worth and yet you are MISERABLE because your boss is making your life a living hell. Nothing you do is ever good enough, because they say so. What are you supposed to do at that point? Quit? Tolerate it? Go over their heads? It seems like there is no good answer to the question.
So I guess my point is, I need help. I need all the tips I can get for finding a job that I am happy at, challenged at, and paid well at. Is that too much to ask?