How do you get a job in a field you are not particularly interested in??

I have just finished uni whereby I studied psychology. I plan to go on and do a Masters either this September or next September depending on my finance situation. However in the meantime I am trying to find a job - just anything really, but something that will allow me to continue my voluntary work that I am currently doing that is psychology related . But I am stuck? How do you get a job in an area you do not intend to pursue a career? Basically I am stuck on writing covering letters explaining why I am applying for the position (I have been applying for administrator jobs). I will probably be even more stuck if I were to get an interview and they ask me why I want the job. Some help would be greatly appreciated. P.S temp work is not an option, I don't really have any experience. Thanks!! I know I need to lie/pretend but honestly I really don't know how to be a good lier (sic). I hate lying.

Asked By: psych_78 - 7/12/2007
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Focus on why you feel you would be suitable for the role, rather than kidding on that it is your life's ambition... More
Answered By: Tufty Porcupine - 7/12/2007
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Just pretend. I mean, you can quit whenever you please right?
Answered By: The Little Pilgrim Who Could - 7/12/2007
Lie... More
Answered By: CuriousJ - 7/12/2007
If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will be miserable. But, post your resume evreywhere possible. Something will work out for you.
Answered By: Jennifer W - 7/12/2007
My advice is as much as possible bull your way through it, or look on yahoo jobs that might help to and then you could find something that you like and it would help till you figure out weather or not you want to go back this September or next September.
Answered By: Univercity? - 7/12/2007
You have a 4 year degree, relate your coursework to the job on-hand. Many of your courses relate to business or such, so go from there. Good luck.
Answered By: Mike - 7/12/2007
In many cases, employers will have no problem with you just stating that you need the money and want to have a job while going to school. There is no need to tell them that you intend to quit eventually - simply don't mention that at all. When they ask how long you want to work there, be honest, but start with "at... More
Answered By: Sappho - 7/12/2007
Well, you could flat out lie! People do it all the time. But if you're like me, I can't do that... More
Answered By: Trish the Dish - 7/12/2007
get a job in sales selling digital TV or any such ilk, can be both rewarding and flexible for you!
Answered By: sponner62 - 7/12/2007
Nobody will want to hire anybody who isn't serious about the job they've applied for. So even if you aren't, and this job is only temporary for you, you gotta pretend like it's the most important thing in the world and you are the best candidate for the position. Unless you just want to work at the mall or somewhere... More
Answered By: blahblah - 7/12/2007
Life is to short to be at a job that doesn't interest you. Please trust me on this. There is no lower feeling than rotting away doing something that you weren't ment to do. Also, it's not fair to fill a position that you don't want when there are other people out there that could make a career out of it... More
Answered By: CatTech - 7/12/2007
Working with different personalities with a little insight on how to handle people is what you have been learning about, right? That should be a benefit in any work environment. Good luck.
Answered By: ideaspclst - 7/12/2007
You might like to consider looking for admin work that is located in settings that in some way are more closely related to your interests... For more views on employment possibilities for psych grads (hoping to pursue psychology as a profession in the UK) you could also try the forum at
Answered By: Guest23 - 7/14/2007
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