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I want to work, but I don't know what to do.

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I recently graduated from college and I want to start working, but I have no idea what I want to do or even how to go about finding something. My anxiety is bad when I'm around people and since I started going back to school I've been pretty much isolated. Now I want to start making a living for myself and I feel lost. People tell me to find things I love doing, but I'm not qualified or talented enough to do the kind of work for anything that I enjoy. I went to school so I never had to work in retail/sales again and now that it's finished I'm not sure what I should do. Does anyone have any advice? I want to move forward but I don't know how.
 
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" but I'm not qualified or talented enough to do the kind of work for anything that I enjoy "

you are putting yourself down, which is low self worth
which is something I also suffer from

what did you do at college ?
 
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I got a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on coaching football. However, when I first started I was unaware that the jobs I'd be getting would also require teaching in a classroom. There's no way I'd be able to do that. I can't handle giving speech's and that's a job that is essentially a speech for 8+ hours a day. I enjoyed my apprenticeship on the field, but the classroom is an entirely different animal. I'd rather have a job that I could just work and keep to my self. (When talked about talent I was mostly referring to dream jobs in the anime industry, but I have 0 artistic ability)
 
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k well congrats on the degree

a degree contains lots of skills
other than the main ones you signed up for
like probably you had to write dissertations and stuff

what other things did you learn in the course
besides teaching football ?
and what skills do you think you picked up ?
 
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We were required to have a minor so I have a lot of experience with literature (writing papers/researching mostly). I'm good with computers as well (not languages like C++ and the like, but I can type fast and I know my way around an OS). See I'm pretty good at a lot of things, but I'm not great at anything. I don't know where to even begin finding work.
 
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what things did you enjoy most on the course ?
 
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Mostly the research, because I was able to make something from it by myself. All of the projects that I was able to do outside of class were my favorites. My favorite classes through middle/high school were all computer-related because I love typing.
 
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" Mostly the research, because I was able to make something from it by myself. All of the projects that I was able to do outside of class were my favorites. My favorite classes through middle/high school were all computer-related because I love typing. "

k well there is a summary of what you like doing

how you get work opportunities exactly I dont know
but at least you have some idea of what you are asking for

does the college you went to not have an employment adviser ?
I would have thought so

it may be you can go back into academia as a researcher
 
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My advisor just talked about different openings at middle schools and high schools to teach. I don't talk about my issues irl so I just nodded my head and smiled. Something that comes so easy to normal people has been torturing me for a month now.
 
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well then you need a career adviser who understands MH

in my town there is a Wellbeing Hub
where there is a very good career adviser
who has mental health issues himself

sometimes even the disability adviser at the job centres can be good
although they do vary alot there

there is another forum on this forum
called
Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education

maybe you can do another post in there

I'm good at working out what I like doing
but I'm not employed
so I dont know much about the opportunities available

apart from I'm pretty sure they are out there

I'm just really not well enough to take them up
 
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Thank you. I'll look into it.
 
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