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Looking to change career

Discussion in 'Networking' started by HoustonsOwn, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. HoustonsOwn

    HoustonsOwn New Member


    OU alum, marketing major....would like to actually be involved in something i spent those college years working towards! marketing, advertising, PR, even (gulp) sales

    currently in the oil & gas industry....it's gotten old to me and i dread going to work each day

    any ideas?
  2. Cam

    Cam Uber Dad

    Here's my advice for you.

    If you currently have a job, stay exactly where you are and bite the bullet. The job market suck major *** right now, and will for quite a while.

    Try a new role in your current company to break up the monotony.
  3. HoustonsOwn

    HoustonsOwn New Member

    'preciate the reply....

    and yes, i'm starting to see that there's not much out there, if anything at all...i'm sure i'll stay here for a bit longer, but just try to get my name out there for other job possibilities

    what's funny (and terribly saddening) is there's a SWEET job that i could probably get via one of my college friends

    the only problem...it's in Austin

    i don't mind the city, in fact, it's a pretty cool place....if it weren't for that god-forsaken university there

  4. olevetonahill

    olevetonahill Well-Known Member

    DEf. Keep the Current Jorb . Dont let em Know yer lookin .
    Kick Back and Get Ideas for the Future .
  5. 85Sooner

    85Sooner SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    There are a few of us Sooners in Austin. Come on down or UP as it were. If they are looking and you don't want to come, I would be interested.
  6. 1890MilesToNorman

    1890MilesToNorman New Member

    Stockpile the CASH, at least a years worth. Stop unnecessary spending! You have many, many options with a pile of cash, start your own company or whatever you want to do. Just do it.
  7. OU-HSV

    OU-HSV SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    I used to be in the newspaper display advertising sales business. I got out of it because I wasn't making the money I needed (and deserved) to be making.
    And from talking to all of the people that I know who are still in that business...it's very, very tough right now. No one wants to spend money. Period.
    So you might scratch off your list any thought (if you had any thought) about getting into that sort of career path.

    Also a friend of mine has recently ventured into the financial sales industry...seems to have been a very bad move.

    Anyways, good luck
  8. "MVP"

    "MVP" New Member

    As been said, not much is available now. As long is your job is decent, stay there. Nothing worse than quiting, not being able to get a job, and making no money. If you get a good opportunity, though, take it.

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