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What are you most interested in btw? What do you want to spend a lot of your life doing?
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So I've been through loads of career ideas and to be honest none of them suit me. I'm just going to bullet point what I want and see if anyone has any suggestions, because I don't like not having any idea


  1. Part time. I don't want to work more than 3 days a week.
  2. People focused. I'm a people person. I HATE analytical/stats/data/academia.
  3. I'm not bothered about advancing/getting a "top job' or whatever. As long as it pays more than £20k a year, I'm fine
  4. Creative. Preferably. Again I'm more creative than academic.
  5. FUN. If I get bored I'll quit. I have the attention span of a kitten.
  6. Flexible. I don't do well with rules that aren't flexible.


I honestly don't know what I want to do :dontknow: If people could just give me some ideas because I don't even know where to look?
You want to work a fun job for three days a week which pays 20k but isn't a 'top job'.

You want to have totally flexible fun being creative, but need to make sure you save four days of your week to have fun in other ways. And you want to be paid an above average yearly wage for this.

Unless you have some particular amazing talent, such as being a great artist, then this is the aim:

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What are you most interested in btw? What do you want to spend a lot of your life doing?
Makeup and beauty is a massive interest of mine (beyond the "normal level" most girls have, I actually do artistic **** with it and know about different face types/skin types and love making people up). It's a huge hobby I spend a lot of money and time on, and I would love to do something with it.
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Makeup and beauty is a massive interest of mine (beyond the "normal level" most girls have, I actually do artistic **** with it and know about different face types/skin types and love making people up). It's a huge hobby I spend a lot of money and time on, and I would love to do something with it.
Make up artist then?

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Makeup and beauty is a massive interest of mine (beyond the "normal level" most girls have, I actually do artistic **** with it and know about different face types/skin types and love making people up). It's a huge hobby I spend a lot of money and time on, and I would love to do something with it.
Make up artist is obvious then, have you looked into it?

Also, you seem a bit of an expert on boobs from your posts in the Fashion forum (couldn't think of a better way to put it, soz ) - could you be something like a saleswoman or advisor for a lingerie chain? I bet they'd love to hire someone as knowledgeable.
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Job seekers allowance?
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I think teaching assistant would suit you well
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Make up artist then?

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Make up artist is obvious then, have you looked into it?

Also, you seem a bit of an expert on boobs from your posts in the Fashion forum (couldn't think of a better way to put it, soz ) - could you be something like a saleswoman or advisor for a lingerie chain? I bet they'd love to hire someone as knowledgeable.
I've looked into it before but the route seems a bit hazy, they seem to want experience but no one tells you how to get it. I'm going to offer my services for free (makes me sound like a make up whore) to new models photographers and see if it works that way.

If Bravissimo advertise any jobs I will apply! It's somewhere I always check

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Job seekers allowance?
Funny.
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Boobologist?
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I've looked into it before but the route seems a bit hazy, they seem to want experience but no one tells you how to get it. I'm going to offer my services for free (makes me sound like a make up whore) to new models photographers and see if it works that way.

If Bravissimo advertise any jobs I will apply! It's somewhere I always check
Could you do a part-time make up course alongside uni or something? Anything that gets you qualification will help. Gumtree might be a good place to offer free stuff, a friend of mine always goes there for free haircuts haha!

I wouldn't just check Bravissimo. You have to be pro active no matter what you want to work as. Maybe make a list of places? Even just a place like BHS that sells lingerie might hire you (I always get fitted there) b/c you're knowledgeable about it. They might do a grad scheme or something?
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Could you do a part-time make up course alongside uni or something? Anything that gets you qualification will help. Gumtree might be a good place to offer free stuff, a friend of mine always goes there for free haircuts haha!

I wouldn't just check Bravissimo. You have to be pro active no matter what you want to work as. Maybe make a list of places? Even just a place like BHS that sells lingerie might hire you (I always get fitted there) b/c you're knowledgeable about it. They might do a grad scheme or something?
I'm thinking of looking into that. Ah I never thought about Gum Tree! Thanks for the tip

I always thought they just hired regular sales people, and because most places want experience assumed they wouldn't want me
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How old are you Tyrion?
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How old are you Tyrion?
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(Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
So I've been through loads of career ideas and to be honest none of them suit me. I'm just going to bullet point what I want and see if anyone has any suggestions, because I don't like not having any idea


  1. Part time. I don't want to work more than 3 days a week.
  2. People focused. I'm a people person. I HATE analytical/stats/data/academia.
  3. I'm not bothered about advancing/getting a "top job' or whatever. As long as it pays more than £20k a year, I'm fine
  4. Creative. Preferably. Again I'm more creative than academic.
  5. FUN. If I get bored I'll quit. I have the attention span of a kitten.
  6. Flexible. I don't do well with rules that aren't flexible.


I honestly don't know what I want to do :dontknow: If people could just give me some ideas because I don't even know where to look?
These are your aspirations? No wonder you thought ABB was a good set of grades. Just wow! Then you got mad when I called you an underachiever?

Only wanting to work 3 days a week is being very lazy in my opinion.

I can't discredit you on your second point. Everyone is different.

Again, underachiever.

This is why you hate academics, you are creative. Then why did you go to uni?

You probably have ADHD, get checked out.

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How are you a people person yet Bipolar?
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I'm thinking of looking into that. Ah I never thought about Gum Tree! Thanks for the tip

I always thought they just hired regular sales people, and because most places want experience assumed they wouldn't want me
You're welcome Nobody just "gets" experience, even if you just volunteer or join your uni fashion society or whatever it's better than nothing.

I know I already said be proactive but if you just hunt around everywhere you should find some places to practice. Even if you're just doing stuff like go through your directory and contacting low-end beauty salons to ask if you can volunteer for free. It's a bit of a "niche" thing but you should definitely be able to work in it. Regarding stuff like working in clothing stores, you could volunteer for that too? Even if you do so in a charity shop it's still kind of related. I used to work for Monsoon and they only hired me because I'd been with a British Heart Foundation shop for two years before that.

You could also do YouTube make up tutorials and start a blog?
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These are your aspirations? No wonder you thought ABB was a good set of grades. Just wow! Then you got mad when I called you an underachiever?

Only wanting to work 3 days a week is being very lazy in my opinion.

I can't discredit you on your second point. Everyone is different.

Again, underachiever.

This is why you hate academics, you are creative. Then why did you go to uni?

You probably have ADHD, get checked out.

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Not being career focused doesn't mean your choices are any less valid or underachieving.

Why should I have to work more than 3 days a week if I don't want to? Why is being "lazy' as you put it bad? If I can afford to what is the problem?

I have bipolar. My mild hypomania is usually the reason.

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How are you a people person yet Bipolar?
Being bipolar has nothing to do with whether I'm extroverted or not?
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You're welcome Nobody just "gets" experience, even if you just volunteer or join your uni fashion society or whatever it's better than nothing.

I know I already said be proactive but if you just hunt around everywhere you should find some places to practice. Even if you're just doing stuff like go through your directory and contacting low-end beauty salons to ask if you can volunteer for free. It's a bit of a "niche" thing but you should definitely be able to work in it. Regarding stuff like working in clothing stores, you could volunteer for that too? Even if you do so in a charity shop it's still kind of related. I used to work for Monsoon and they only hired me because I'd been with a British Heart Foundation shop for two years before that.

You could also do YouTube make up tutorials and start a blog?
Your ideas are awesome :awesome: I always look for complicated solutions when they're actually not that hard :rofl:

I do have a blog but I don't tell anyone here in case they stalk me :ninja:
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(Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)


  1. Part time.
  2. People focused.
  3. Pays more than £20k a year
  4. Creative.
  5. FUN.
  6. Flexible.





It appears porn star may be the career for you
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Have you considered something like Art Therapy? it involves working with people and being creative at the same time, plus I can imagine it being a very rewarding job.

Also the entry level salaries are around £25,000 - £30,000 a year which is pretty good going, you may have to work 9-5 but I think you'll have to just live with that if you are looking to support yourself
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