Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Career Counsellors in Kuwait. None.


As I commented on another blog yesterday, ideas of career change have been swishing and plopping loud in my mind. I am in a pretty good job, particularly good for the evolution of this blog, but the dissatisfaction due to unproductivity is not worth the lack of sanity I feel with my utterly idle mind, that is soon going to resemble melting cheese at this rate. I don't want to clamber a ladder thats leaning against the wrong wall.
I got in touch with Bayt for some advice, but they said they couldn't dish out any; and to go to another One which I can't name. I wound up sending my CV there, which landed up with someone who apparently knew too many people I knew. I didn't care too much about who he told how much I was making, but never mind common friends- he also knew some of the management from my company. You know that shoot-me-in-the-head-now feeling you get once in a while? Yeah, t'was mine to feel just then.
Anyways, I tried to get my mind off that, and have sent my beautifully consolidated career crisis summary to three career advisors. I hope one in particular replies back, he has an excellent source of articles that have been particularly insightful. Another may just not respond too kindly because I researched his name on facebook and sent him a message about my plight. Heh. He had a kindly face and a cool FB profile pic of him dressed as a Roman gladiator. It might work. In case nothing works, I'm applying for this.

9 comments:

That damn expat said...

I'm all for career change! I love not knowing what I'll do in a year or 10.
I'm rooting for you!

Ms. Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Added to your blog followers. Good luck on the career change. You never know unless you try!

KimmyJ said...

Stopping by from SITS. Hope you get the job you really want.

Errant Gosling said...

There's restlessness in the air I think. Good luck with the career change.

Asphodel said...

Heh! Expat, thx I need it!

Welcome to clogged spot Ms Cupcake & Kimmy! Fingers crossed too!

Gosling thx mate... btw I'm double daring ya that dare :-P

this buddy of mine said...

Your mind has to be challenged...otherwise you wake up in 30 years lamenting all the wasted potential. Don't settle...ever.

Cheryl said...

I'm always up for career changes! The way I see it is, unless you're 50, you're too young to be stuck at a job you dislike. I'm behind you on this decision! You're going to be just fine ;)

katrocket said...

Go for the change! And don't worry about what your current employer thinks. If they ain't using you (to your full potential), they deserve to lose you.

Errant Gosling said...

:) I'll give it a go. I promise.