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by Robert

I am a victim of lack of opportunities and too many short-stay jobs. Help! I suffered a car accident just months after graduation from college. I graduated at 39. It took me forever to graduate but I did it. Just a few months later in 2003, I was hit by a car and couldn't work for two years.

I didn't find a broadcast career of my dreams but rather in retail. I was bored and really wanted a job to stay busy. 2005 was a horrible year for looking for work.

Before my accident, I was still working my security officer job while going to school. Now, I'm working in security and I'm not finding any relevant work in broadcasting for which I have prior experience in.

I'm worried about the unfortunate direction I'm going. It's like I'm on a runaway train. I want out of this mundane security work but can't find any career related jobs.

Any advice?

Answer: Robert... It's a tough job market out there. At least you ARE employed, which is better than the alternative. But I understand you want a more challenging position that will really put you on the path to your new career.

To stand out against the many other candidates, you're going to need to figure out what makes you special. Also, take a look at what transferable skills you can bring to a broadcasting position from your security work.

You might also look into whether additional training or certifications might give you a leg up against the competition.

To your success...

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