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    Ok so I posted on a careers forum asking for advice but people posted saying that I need to get a grip, that Im not young anymore and that employers wont take me seriously as I have no focus or direction. I just wanted to know are they right or just rude lol? Im just being honest in what I think.

    Im very indecisive basically and am not sure what I want to do, Id like to aim high for a career but then I enjoy trying out new things. Im 28 and Ive just qualified as a mental health nurse last september but I dont really want to be a nurse partly because im not passionate about it and partly because I dont think I could handle the responsibility. I like predicability and I find it very hard to think on my feet on placements Ive come across as very dopy over simple tasks and was called 'very unprofessional' by someone on the other end of a phone as I didnt know how to deal with it well and she complained about me. I was sort of panicking but tried to help. Ive never had complaints on oher placements and have recieved good feedback but to be honest Ive avoided throwing myself into the deep end. I like to plan things and to know what Im doing fully before I do it. I dont think this is really possible in nursing.

    So Ive been looking at other jobs and careers, I know that you cannot escape responsibility and I am willing to have it but I just dont think nursing is the best area for me as unpredicability doesnt excite me I just panic and make mistakes lol.

    So basically what I asked on the forum was will it look bad or odd to employers that I have trained as a nurse but didnt become one? Ive been told that I'l never be able to explain that I have no focus or direction and that employers pick up on bull. Ive also been told that Im not young anymore to be messing about like this. I plan to stay within the area of healthcare or else fitness/exercise these are the only areas that interest me really.

    I just wanted some perspective/opinions on this what do you think?
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    Have you considered a management role in the NHS? As a nurse you know how the system works, you might prefer something in an office role of healthcare. 28 isn't old but I'd imagine you'd like to get settled fairly soon so you can start earning some decent money!
 
 
 
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