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Old 04-03-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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I have a five year old Art History bachelor’s degree and due to many gaps and a lack of hard skills am finding it impossible to find a job. I am not good enough with customers for most entry level jobs and am too physically weak for labor. I also don’t really fit in with the blue collar types in most cases, not to stereotype them. I want to train for a job that is repetitive with specific goals to reach for the day and the ability to work relatively independently. Also I don’t want to interact with customers.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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Good luck with that.

There are no tech jobs that require no experience. You can get all the certs you want, but without experience, you're pretty much going to get results like this:

"Why is this art history major with no tech experience, applying for this tech job?" *ignores your certs and new education* *throws resume in trash*
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:11 PM
 
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I have a five year old Art History bachelorís degree and due to many gaps and a lack of hard skills am finding it impossible to find a job. I am not good enough with customers for most entry level jobs and am too physically weak for labor. I also donít really fit in with the blue collar types in most cases, not to stereotype them. I want to train for a job that is repetitive with specific goals to reach for the day and the ability to work relatively independently. Also I donít want to interact with customers.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
Can you work in tech? Yes.

Can you do it right away? Most likely not. It will take some time to angle yourself in that direction.

With your degree, you can get a job in some type of operations position in a large company. Then, once inside, you work your way across to an IT position. You will also need to get real, technical skills.
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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Can you work in tech? Yes.

Can you do it right away? Most likely not. It will take some time to angle yourself in that direction.

With your degree, you can get a job in some type of operations position in a large company. Then, once inside, you work your way across to an IT position. You will also need to get real, technical skills.
Hey, I mean like a technical certificate (phlebotomy, medical assistant, etc). I donít want to work in the tech sector. Sorry if this wasnít clear.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:38 PM
 
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Hey, I mean like a technical certificate (phlebotomy, medical assistant, etc). I don’t want to work in the tech sector. Sorry if this wasn’t clear.
More confused. What do YOU mean by "tech"? Do you mean some sort of vocational certificate? There could be all sorts of "certificates" in different fields but many may not be worth more than the paper they are printed on. Thinking back to all the on-the-job trainings I took that handed me a certificate. Most mean nothing other than you sat through a class. They didn't make me employable without a demonstration that I had applied those skills on the job.

TBH at this point in your career I don't think you are in a position to be selective. You are going to have to put up with conditions you don't prefer and work your way out of them.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:23 PM
 
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Hey, I mean like a technical certificate (phlebotomy, medical assistant, etc). I donít want to work in the tech sector. Sorry if this wasnít clear.
That's not tech, that's health care. Tech is software engineering.

Having said that, there are no entry level jobs, except sales or Mcjobs, that require no experience. Not even in health care. So unless your program has an actual internship and you can actually get a job after the internship, game over.
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