Hi everyone! I've come seeking guidance Watch

krily
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
Hello, i'm Owain.
I'm 22 and currently Working at ASDA.
I completed A levels (just about) and then have pretty much been at ASDA ever since.
I'm on here because i'm really starting to worry about my life and thought i try get some help on here, it cant hurt to try.
So my main problem is that i have no idea what i want to do with my life job/career wise. i haven't found anything that i'm passionate about and i'm to afraid to try things for the sake of trying them. I like to think i'm intelligent, got A*'s and A's at gcse's but then flunked A levels somewhat because i lost interest and haven't done any other education since.
So i'm just looking to see if there are people on here in a similar situation or have been and maybe have some helpful tips. Because i'm just throwing my life away. But i'm in an endless loop of being to scared to commit to anything but scared that i'm not doing anything and getting anywhere.

Thanks if you've read this far.
didnt know where else to post this so if there is a better part of the forum please direct me there
looking forward to peoples insights.

extra info
I studied geography, maths, physics at A level but i'm open to ideas in any field. as i like computers and spend my life on them but i think having a job purely based on them would be extremely boring
0
reply
Friffinghell
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
(Original post by krily)
Hello, i'm Owain.
I'm 22 and currently Working at ASDA.
I completed A levels (just about) and then have pretty much been at ASDA ever since.
I'm on here because i'm really starting to worry about my life and thought i try get some help on here, it cant hurt to try.
So my main problem is that i have no idea what i want to do with my life job/career wise. i haven't found anything that i'm passionate about and i'm to afraid to try things for the sake of trying them. I like to think i'm intelligent, got A*'s and A's at gcse's but then flunked A levels somewhat because i lost interest and haven't done any other education since.
So i'm just looking to see if there are people on here in a similar situation or have been and maybe have some helpful tips. Because i'm just throwing my life away. But i'm in an endless loop of being to scared to commit to anything but scared that i'm not doing anything and getting anywhere.

Thanks if you've read this far.
didnt know where else to post this so if there is a better part of the forum please direct me there
looking forward to peoples insights.

extra info
I studied geography, maths, physics at A level but i'm open to ideas in any field. as i like computers and spend my life on them but i think having a job purely based on them would be extremely boring
It's not unusual to re-evaluate where you are. I think you're far better placed in your twenties to make career choices because you have an idea of what it's like in the real world!

If you have an interest in a particular field could you go do an access course? It would give you the equivalent points to A levels and get you access to uni if you wanted.
0
reply
krily
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#3
OK, newish question.
I'd like to know how people came about finding a job or certain 'field' they wanted to work in.
there isnt any area that right now i feel like i want to go into. which is probably due to limited experience.
0
reply
krily
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#4
(Original post by Friffinghell)
It's not unusual to re-evaluate where you are. I think you're far better placed in your twenties to make career choices because you have an idea of what it's like in the real world!

If you have an interest in a particular field could you go do an access course? It would give you the equivalent points to A levels and get you access to uni if you wanted.
thanks for the reply.
i've been looking into doing a course in something as i definitely need the extra qualifications for my CV but i'm struggling finding the area i want to do it in. I have an interest in many fields but not passionate about any one field.
0
reply
Friffinghell
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#5
Report 2 years ago
#5
(Original post by krily)
thanks for the reply.
i've been looking into doing a course in something as i definitely need the extra qualifications for my CV but i'm struggling finding the area i want to do it in. I have an interest in many fields but not passionate about any one field.
Ok, well what are your interests?

I worked in Finance for 10 years until I decided 'To hell with it! ' Quit and went to Uni to do History as I've always found it interesting.
0
reply
krily
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#6
(Original post by Friffinghell)
Ok, well what are your interests?

I worked in Finance for 10 years until I decided 'To hell with it! ' Quit and went to Uni to do History as I've always found it interesting.
Always good to hear people changing jobs, i'm always worrying i'll be stuck in something i dont like for ages because i need the money.
My Interest are hard so pin down.
i've always been good at subjects like maths but prefered physics which has similarities but it's more interesting as you're learning about the universe. (Brian Cox FTW)
also enjoyed geography, learning about our environment, was never very good at writing, essays sucked but i just like learning interesting facts.
Always had an interest in computers. i have been tempted to get into something like game design or something. as i'm a keen gamer in my spare time. but the more i look into it the more i don't actually like the idea of sitting at a computer every day
but i do play badminton and football and have done for over 10 years in both.

I just think it's hard to see what kind of jobs are out there in the different areas. there are so many different jobs that i've never heard of or seen people do which might be perfect for me. but no idea how to find them

thanks for replying again and taking some time to help me a bit
sorry if it's long winded
0
reply
Friffinghell
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report 2 years ago
#7
(Original post by krily)
Always good to hear people changing jobs, i'm always worrying i'll be stuck in something i dont like for ages because i need the money.
My Interest are hard so pin down.
i've always been good at subjects like maths but prefered physics which has similarities but it's more interesting as you're learning about the universe. (Brian Cox FTW)
also enjoyed geography, learning about our environment, was never very good at writing, essays sucked but i just like learning interesting facts.
Always had an interest in computers. i have been tempted to get into something like game design or something. as i'm a keen gamer in my spare time. but the more i look into it the more i don't actually like the idea of sitting at a computer every day
but i do play badminton and football and have done for over 10 years in both.

I just think it's hard to see what kind of jobs are out there in the different areas. there are so many different jobs that i've never heard of or seen people do which might be perfect for me. but no idea how to find them

thanks for replying again and taking some time to help me a bit
sorry if it's long winded
That's some very varied interests! Haha! What about doing Geography and Sciences?

I have a friend that has a successful career in game design but he is only one of many that i know that did the course. It's so competitive and there's not a lot happening in the Uk if this is where you want to stay long term?

With regards to future careers... have a look at vacancies boards and see what's out there.

If I were scientifically minded I'd be interested in renewable energy. DFID seems to do a lot of work with renewables and development overseas for example.

And you're so right- it is hard to know what jobs are out there for a general idea. Careers services are usually pants in my experience.

But yeah- take yourself on a wee google wormhole. Check all the different corporations and businesses in your line of interest. See if anything speaks to you.
0
reply
krily
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#8
(Original post by Friffinghell)
That's some very varied interests! Haha! What about doing Geography and Sciences?

I have a friend that has a successful career in game design but he is only one of many that i know that did the course. It's so competitive and there's not a lot happening in the Uk if this is where you want to stay long term?

With regards to future careers... have a look at vacancies boards and see what's out there.

If I were scientifically minded I'd be interested in renewable energy. DFID seems to do a lot of work with renewables and development overseas for example.

And you're so right- it is hard to know what jobs are out there for a general idea. Careers services are usually pants in my experience.

But yeah- take yourself on a wee google wormhole. Check all the different corporations and businesses in your line of interest. See if anything speaks to you.
Cheers for the help, just talking to someone about it helps
i'll see how i get on and hope something pops up soon.
thanks again
and i'll let you leave now
0
reply
Friffinghell
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#9
Report 2 years ago
#9
(Original post by krily)
Cheers for the help, just talking to someone about it helps
i'll see how i get on and hope something pops up soon.
thanks again
and i'll let you leave now
I was skiving at work

I think sometimes we feel like we're the only people having to deal with this stuff as it's pretty isolating. But the reality is that a lot of people are dealing with the same, or feel the same and choose not to deal with it. (Which sucks!)

Go watch some documentaries and keep an ear out for job names/companies. Then check their vacancies/requirements if it floats your boat!
0
reply
Jmonay
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
hi I'm going through the same thing your going through not sure what to do you feel lost your wasting your life and everyone is passing you.. the advice i was told was try every thing see what you like and don't like put fear aside and take more risk career wise embrace change ... look into a career with computers since your interested well GOOD LUCK!
(Original post by krily)
Hello, i'm Owain.
I'm 22 and currently Working at ASDA.
I completed A levels (just about) and then have pretty much been at ASDA ever since.
I'm on here because i'm really starting to worry about my life and thought i try get some help on here, it cant hurt to try.
So my main problem is that i have no idea what i want to do with my life job/career wise. i haven't found anything that i'm passionate about and i'm to afraid to try things for the sake of trying them. I like to think i'm intelligent, got A*'s and A's at gcse's but then flunked A levels somewhat because i lost interest and haven't done any other education since.
So i'm just looking to see if there are people on here in a similar situation or have been and maybe have some helpful tips. Because i'm just throwing my life away. But i'm in an endless loop of being to scared to commit to anything but scared that i'm not doing anything and getting anywhere.

Thanks if you've read this far.
didnt know where else to post this so if there is a better part of the forum please direct me there
looking forward to peoples insights.

extra info
I studied geography, maths, physics at A level but i'm open to ideas in any field. as i like computers and spend my life on them but i think having a job purely based on them would be extremely boring
1
reply
Weseeyou
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 weeks ago
#11
I don't know much about working with computers, but I'm pretty sure you won't get bored doing a job related to that. What I do know is that at the rate technology and the world are developing your job won't be boring. There are so many new things to try out, and I think you'll be kept on your toes actually. Cliché, yes, but don't be too afraid to TRY, you could just stumble upon the job of your dreams ( heard and seen many cases of this ). Nothing in this world comes easy, this thought could give you the motivation to try something new. It may seem hard at first, but if you love it keep working at it.


(Original post by krily)
Hello, i'm Owain.
I'm 22 and currently Working at ASDA.
I completed A levels (just about) and then have pretty much been at ASDA ever since.
I'm on here because i'm really starting to worry about my life and thought i try get some help on here, it cant hurt to try.
So my main problem is that i have no idea what i want to do with my life job/career wise. i haven't found anything that i'm passionate about and i'm to afraid to try things for the sake of trying them. I like to think i'm intelligent, got A*'s and A's at gcse's but then flunked A levels somewhat because i lost interest and haven't done any other education since.
So i'm just looking to see if there are people on here in a similar situation or have been and maybe have some helpful tips. Because i'm just throwing my life away. But i'm in an endless loop of being to scared to commit to anything but scared that i'm not doing anything and getting anywhere.

Thanks if you've read this far.
didnt know where else to post this so if there is a better part of the forum please direct me there
looking forward to peoples insights.

extra info
I studied geography, maths, physics at A level but i'm open to ideas in any field. as i like computers and spend my life on them but i think having a job purely based on them would be extremely boring
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How did your AQA A-level Chemistry Paper 3 go?

Loved the paper - Feeling positive (206)
32.85%
The paper was reasonable (306)
48.8%
Not feeling great about that exam... (71)
11.32%
It was TERRIBLE (44)
7.02%

Watched Threads

View All