|Questions about resumes, goals and not really having any.
||[Apr. 15th, 2011|11:03 am]
The Question Club
I'm applying for jobs right now and was advised to have an objectives/goals section on my resume. However goals are something I'm still working out, right now I just need a job to earn money while I'm studying. This will probably sound stupid but I don't actually have any life goals; none related to work anyway. Up until recently I was in stable but very dull office job and then managed to do something that I honestly didn't think I'd be able to do; I got into university. Now suddenly I have options and opportunities ahead of me and it's making my head spin a bit.
Something else that's making me feel off-kilter is that I didn't actually think I'd make it to this age or point in my life. When I was a teenager I was depressed, anxious and suicidal, on top of that I had abysmal self esteem and no confidence. Things are better now though I still have off days, but like I said I didn't think I'd get to where I am now. Suddenly there's a future ahead of me and I have no idea what to do with it.
So, my questions:
Do I really need an objective on my resume?
What can I say if I don't really have one?
Study has rekindled my love and fascination with folklore, mythology and how stories work and influence culture; what kind of career, if there is one, can be built from that?
Have you ever been in a similar situation? How did you handle it?