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Posted 6/26/14

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animator....anybody know how long schooling would take to do that type of work? (money is also an issue)


Creative jobs like that don't always require formal education but rather proven work/portfolio. You can be self taught if you work at it, everything you need is floating out there on the internet.

I haven't learned animation yet but I have been programming for about 10 years now and picked up modeling last year. I have worked on a test project for about 5 years and I am soon going to looking for artists so I can make a proper game. Being self taught and working for yourself is a good start and has landed people other jobs (though I say keep at it alone if you want to work from home).

In the meantime you might want to find a trade, someone willing to hire you as a helper and teach you a bit. That should allow you to save some money to start-up any sort of creative job. There is also the possibility of submitting works to stock resource sites like http://www.turbosquid.com/
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1. Complete your degree
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23 / M / Beyond The Wall
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Sell Crack Rocks to the local youths
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Work for Crunchyroll
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Work from home. Get the right hook-ups and suppliers, have a couple of websites out there...even partner with those already successful at it. Risky due to all the scams out there, though.
Invest in stocks or currency, playing the market. Though that's risky.
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meh. i really cant work for anyone. ive tried for years and just cant take the stress. i am aiming for something in the CNC field. id really like to come up with an affordable centrifrigual supercharger system. or make CNC intake blanks from foam then go for custom cast intake manifolds. given the cost of a throttle body, if you can come up with one (its just a valve with a pot on it!) should sell.

right now everything is on hold as i move cross state. from desert to forrest!
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This is not a problem of finding a career for "us anime people", it's a problem called get your shit together and do what needs to be done. Your myriad of educational background is meaningless, it's just showing that you start a lot of things and don't complete them. Not exactly a selling point for an employer.
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Have any of you tried to look at the site https://exoffenders.net/employment-jobs-for-felons/

It has tons of useful information about jobs that hire felons
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Let me give you some real advice. I currently work in a middle-level management HR & Marketing function, for my age I would say I have reasonable years of work experience, and have done all the "crap minimum wage pay" jobs and eventually making my way to where I sit now, in a mid-sized company working in a corporate head office as a middle-level manager. I actually work in HR, hired and terminated folks, saw countless resumes and talked to countless prospective candidates - I'm not saying my advice is 100%, or that I'm qualified in any way to say "just take my advice," but I think as a HR professional I know a thing or two about careers, jobs and goals pertaining to these topics.

In life, there's rarely ever such a thing as "the easy" or "the quick" or "THE" way. What you get is always on a 1:1 ratio against what you put in. If you want to make 6 figures, live the good life, or be able to just sit on the couch and get paid, then you better be prepared to put in the work and effort to get there. Everyone has to start somewhere, it's all about your mentality and willingness to work towards your goals.

Ask yourself exactly what you want to achieve in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years. Go find out what exactly you need to do to get there, more education? More work experience? More exposure to other cultures? Internship? I don't know. Whatever you need. Once you know what you want and what you need to get what you want, just do it.

I started out in HR as a low level Clerk, then I moved up to middle-level after a few years and when our Marketing manager left, I was the only one with the computer skills and interpersonal skills to be able to take the position, so funnily enough I wear two hats even though my education is in HR. Why do I get to wear two hats? Unlike the other people who are in the office to just bring home the same paycheque every 2 weeks, I continuously developed myself professionally, reading books, attending courses, attending seminars, learning more about fields that I wasn't familiar in. When everyone else rushed out at the end of the day, I stayed til I was finished with my projects/tasks. Ironically, or not even ironically, these same people wonder why I'm always ahead of my work and don't get flooded even though I'm technically holding 3 roles at the same time and they're only sticking to one.

So, if you've got the right attitude, just ask yourself what you want to do with your life and most importantly, GET ON IT. Being a generalist is good, but your education is way too spread. Any HR Manager that sees your resume and education background will immediately dismiss you because it's so obvious you don't even know what you want to do with yourself. No offense but, you should focus on one area, however keeping yourself open and exploring other areas but do not stray from your main path. This might sound harsh, but I assure you it's the harsh advice that actually tries to help you.

If you keep grouping yourself and looking at yourself as "people like us" (NEETLIFE in your case), then you will always be stuck there. There's no such thing as "people like us." None. There is only "those who are motivated and dedicated" and "those who are complacent or lost." Only you can help yourself get to where you need to. Opportunities arise for those who make themselves ready, not the other way around.
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Politics. Oh wait, you might be over qualified.
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Posted 5/20/15
I have to say this is excellent advice.


alicia-m wrote:





I honestly have no idea what kind of job an anime person would have, to me a job is a vehicle to live the life i want to live. Before i decided on what path to take i started thinking about what i wanted, what kind of life I wanted and what i wanted my work life to be like.

The first thing you need to figure out is a goal, what do you want out of life and how far are you willing to go to get it. Life is about compromise and sacrifice and your dedication to making your goals happen. Generally people that have the good jobs have gotten there because of hard work and sacrifices they have made in the past. To me it sounds like you are just waiting for something to happen, some opportunity to just fall into your lap with the ideal job where you can have a great job without having to sacrifice any other aspect of life and that is just not real life. You get as much out of things as you put in, that is generally a universal truth for most people.

I had to work very hard for years before getting the job i have now. A job that pays well at an amazing place, has excellent benefits, 5 weeks of vacation 6 days of personal/sick time, a completely flexible work schedule and most importantly only have dress up in any way at most twice a year.
To get there though, i had to sacrifice much of my social life and most of my free time for years. While many of my friends were out having fun, i was working very hard reading research papers and learning about techniques like TALEN and CRISPR to be able to hold a conversation with the right people at the right time and make my own opportunities. I attended scientific seminars at the institute on days i was not scheduled to work in order to learn and display my knowledge and drive. I stayed late and befriended post docs in order to have them teach me about research and science.
The upside being that at 28 i am happy with my professional life and now can actually have and afford to have a personal life. I dont have to worry about whether i can afford to fly to AX and stay at a good hotel near the convention center. Nor have to live with the stress of living paycheck to paycheck. I didnt reach that point until recently and it was very far from easy, it took a lot of work, dedication and planning.
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Posted 5/20/15 , edited 5/20/15
here are some steps for route 1
1)Start a Blog that covers anime/manga reviews
2)Advertise your blog
3)get famous with blog
4)Profit
5)start separate blog about personal life
6)branch to other forms of media that bring Profit
Here is Route 2
1)start your own business
2)decide what Business is going to sell first
3)Get all the things needed for Business
4)Hire minimal staff or run yourself to save money
5)Hope for Profit
6)Advertise with decent Profit
7)Expand Business, and climb the corporate ladder.
8)Become a Corporation, or do a partnership for your business(optional)
9)Expand Business
10)Profit
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