How do I figure out what I want to do with my life?
I'm a freshly graduated mechanical engineer and I started work last week at a quickly growing lighting company. Work isn't as exciting as I thought it'd be. It's just 'okay' and I really can't see myself there in the long run if I'm not having fun. I'm a very social person and engineering doesn't seem to be a very social career. I'm outgoing, intelligent, non-traditional, experimental, and I like to play pranks and joke around. The office environment at work is unappealing as everyone seems restrained, like they can't act like themselves. I'm looking for a way out. I have some ideas of what I'd really like to do: rehab houses, real estate sales (just passed test), bartend (it seems so fun, like I wouldn't even call it work), technical or medical sales, pursuing an MBA, and psychotherapy. I'm money hungry, but have great morals and am willing to work very hard. I'm not sure how to go about things right now. Can you offer me any advice or share some of your experiences with me?
Asked By: Joseph H - 1/11/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Hi there... More
Answered By: David C - 1/11/2008
Additional Answers (5)
Work is not really meant to be fun. That's why it's called work. If, as you say, you're money hungry then you're going to have to put up with a job you probably hate as those are the ones that make the best money... More
Answered By: sporregar - 1/11/2008
Only you can chose what you want to do. Try and do something that you are truely passionate about, look around, write letters, do some research on possible places. Don't be afraid to get in contact with people; the worst they can do is say no... More
Answered By: angelchild - 1/11/2008
First of all, being money hungry and having great morals just do not go together. ;-p J/K! Maybe... For me, I talked to people who worked in the areas that I was interested in and I also did some research (outside of talking to people) to see what those jobs entailed. If I were you, I would consider getting a mentor or... More
Answered By: Mandy - 1/11/2008
The place I work is in need of a mechanical engineer right now ... given my luck, you aren't anywhere near where I live. Anywho... More
Answered By: Kate - 1/11/2008
My only advice to you would be to keep your current job while you decide. A lot of people are in the same boat and it takes time to really know what you want to do in life. All the best to you!
Answered By: myacumen.com - 1/11/2008
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
Local Positions Open in Your Area. Hiring Now - Apply Today!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.