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    I have left my social work course in 2nd year and i'm now joining a crappy childhood studies course as a 2nd year student which won't get me far in life i feel horrible. I just wasn't confident enough to be a social worker and that was portrayed during the 30 days of placement i did i'm too shy and awkward with people i was in the wrong profession. Have i still got a shot at getting a good job?
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    Did you wnat to be a social worker?

    Didnt you know you might be shy or lacked confidence? They cna be deal with and dont have to hold you back.

    What do you mean by a good job? There are those you enjoy and those which pay well?

    Dont know about childhood studies. Its imperative you get a good grade. Do you wnat to be dealing with children?

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ldhood-studies
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    Did you wnat to be a social worker?

    Didnt you know you might be shy or lacked confidence? They cna be deal with and dont have to hold you back.

    What do you mean by a good job? There are those you enjoy and those which pay well?

    Dont know about childhood studies. Its imperative you get a good grade. Do you wnat to be dealing with children?

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ldhood-studies
    I was unsure what career to choose just went with social work. after spending 2 years on the course i really enjoyed it. I still think about what the 3rd year would be like for me. I really wish i was confident that's the only thing holding me back i was doing great in assignments and knowledge area.

    I did know i was shy but thought it was just a phase coming out of sixth form and i would get over it eventually once i join uni and interact more with others.

    Good Job= good pay, higher up jobs e.g. social work, nurse, psychologist etc. not like a nursery nurse they barely pay

    Childhood studies i could come out with a good grade if i really tried hard. I don't mind dealing with children as long as it's a good job i get on well with kids.
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    well you cna find out where people with those degrees go.
    Also 50% of grad jobs are non degree specific.
    You should talk to your supervisor/ tutor and careers. No idea if it really was necessary to come off the course? Maybe a better choice would have been to finish the second year, then take a break and go and get some work experience to deal with your confidence and shyness.issues. Go back when they are sorted.

    You need a good grade.
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    The fact that you referred to the course you've signed up for as 'crappy' suggests you didn't make the right move. I would say finish the course you started if you enjoyed it, and work on your confidence.
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    Btw your lack of confidence and shyness is going to affect you in whatever job, so you should start a strategy learning how to improve these.
 
 
 
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