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Hey, thanks for taking the time to click on the post and hopefully posting.

Figured this could benefit all the people who have given up on their dream due to not going to college or feeling to old or family who do not support there goals or even disapprove. Thought this would be a cool post seeing CR members I assume would have a broad background of people hopefully some nuggets of knowledge can help atleast one person reignite that fire by posting you journey.



So if you could answer the following pls..

- What did you want to become growing up
- Did you achieve it, or still pursuing it, or has you goal changed
- What role are you currently in
- How long did it take you to get to your position or into your career/ How old are you

Also

- Any advice or tips for people trying to get into your field?
- Advice for people who feel there to old?
- And what step could someone take to get ahead in the right direction
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What did you want to become growing up?
Volcanologist

Did you achieve it, or still pursuing it, or has you goal changed?
Changed. I grew up and no longer was fascinated by the destructive powers of volcanoes. Groudon is still one of my favorite Pokemon though.

What role are you currently in?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. So I now work as a Project Engineer designing specialized software for test stands that evaluate a variety of things: private jets, fuel emission control systems, fuel cells, medical equipment, etc.

How long did it take you to get to your position or into your career/ How old are you
A little over 5 years in University. I had a job offered straight out of college because I worked with my company as an intern prior. I'm now 24 as my user information indicates.

Any advice or tips for people trying to get into your field?
Study. Don't slack off. Have a genuine interest in technology or you don't belong in the field.

Advice for people who feel there to old?
Never too old to learn.

And what step could someone take to get ahead in the right direction?
Read. Practice. Apply. It's a time commitment. There are plenty of sources available online.

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- What did you want to become growing up?: Sports journalist

- Did you achieve it, or still pursuing it, or has you goal changed: Achieved

- What role are you currently in?: Prep/College sports reporter.

- How long did it take you to get to your position or into your career?/ How old are you?: Got the job in my last semester of college. I was 23 at the time.


- Any advice or tips for people trying to get into your field?: Take lots of writing courses, double major, write for your campus newspaper, volunteer or intern at any newspapers or TV stations as soon as you can, especially if you don't live in a major sports media market. Who you know will get you a long way in this business.

- Advice for people who feel they're too old? Look elsewhere.

- And what step could someone take to get ahead in the right direction? Learn how to operate a video camera.
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What about the people that have no dream?
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- What did you want to become growing up?.
Bladesmith

- Did you achieve it, or still pursuing it, or has you goal changed?
Still pursuing as a hobby.

- What role are you currently in?
Whole animal butcher.

- How long did it take you to get to your position or into your career?
Started the job right out of high school, gradually got up to my position.

- Any advice or tips for people trying to get into your field?
Really like eating meat, eat lots of animals, be good at cutting things, get used to standing all day long. You will get blood in your eyes its just part of the job.

- Advice for people who feel they're too old?
As long as you can carry half a dead pig, its fine.

- And what step could someone take to get ahead in the right direction?
If your young enough go for an apprenticeship, if your older do a training course. If you are not sure about the job, offer to help any hunter friends you have cut up their prey.
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- Uh.... death incarnate?
- Well, I guess I'm still working on it.
- Currently a free-lancer, meaning I help people with various things, and don't have a set date/thing.
- Not even a year, can start whenever. Currently 18, hoping to get some more jobs.

Also

- Even if the customer is an absolute dick-wagon, don't mess up your chance, get it right and the way they like it.
- Too old to be a free-lancer? What are you, 200?
- I guess you should just be a guru/expert in your field(s).
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Unemployed otaku
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Ocale wrote:

What about the people that have no dream?


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I have no dream. And no profession :c
Posted 7/18/16 , edited 7/18/16
What did you want to become growing up
Lawyer

Did you achieve it, or still pursuing it, or has you goal changed
I'm in law school right now

What role are you currently in

Law student

How long did it take you to get to your position or into your career/ How old are you
In my country, you have to obtain a degree first before you can enter law school. So 4 years min for undegrad + law school (4years) + bar review (a couple of months). So a minimum of 8 years. I am now in my second year. I am 22 years old.

Any advice or tips for people trying to get into your field?
Make sure you really want to become a lawyer because you are putting yourself into mental and emotional turmoil

Advice for people who feel they're old?

If you really want it, age shouldn't be a problem

And what step could someone take to get ahead in the right direction
Just do what needs to be accomplished. Proper time management is a must. Learn to read fast
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- What did you want to become growing up

as a child, a paleontologist, as a teen, a lawyer.

- Did you achieve it, or still pursuing it, or has you goal changed

My goal changed after I was not accepted to law school. I got my Master's in Computer Systems Management.

- What role are you currently in

I currently manage research databases for the Neurosurgical Branch of NINDS at NIH.

- How long did it take you to get to your position or into your career/ How old are you

It took about a year and a half of working as a contractor before they decided to bring me on full time for this job. I'm 45 years old.

- Any advice or tips for people trying to get into your field?

Take the time to apply for Federal jobs. Even if you change your field later on as long as you work for Uncle Sam it all adds up toward your retirement. The Govt has an amazing number of jobs in just about any field you can think of.

- Advice for people who feel there to old?

You only get older if you keep waiting to do what you want. At least get out there and try.

- And what step could someone take to get ahead in the right direction

Always keep your reputation clean, you never know which future employer may be looking at your social media. Also, don't burn bridges, the future is uncertain and you never know when a contact will prove useful.
Posted 7/18/16
My life is a job. Simply the best job in all of existence. Flexible hours, I get to choose who I work with, and I don't have to pay retainers for their labor. I get all of the overtime I could ever want. And I can fire and rehire myself on a whim. I'm living the dream.
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- Tattoo Artist
- Things have definitely changed
- I am an assistant
- Not long, just finished art school and started applying for a job right after. Got a call a few weeks back and started working a week ago.

I plan on being my own boss one day, but I am not sure what kind of business I want yet, but I sure won't waste any time staying at home and wishing for something to come up. At least while I am trying to figure things out, I have a job to keep me busy and pay my bills and save money.
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