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I'm 24, married, and have a daughter. I graduated High School but only have like 6 college credits under me. I can't really attend college right now because of the childcare costs and I pretty much have no experience under me for anything. I'm not even really talented at anything. How does someone in my position kick start a career? I'd like to get a good job and be able to support my family so that we can live comfortably but I'm at a loss on what to do.

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As a young parent, you have acquired some skills that are transferable to a number of jobs and career paths.

Some examples?

1) Customer Support:
The skills required to convince a two year old that is it 8:00 PM, and that neither the time, or your determination to put them to bed is going to change; is the same skill that it takes to convince an Executive that his BMW will not be ready before 4:00 PM.

1) Customer Support:
The skills required to convince a two year old that is it 8:00 PM, and that neither the time, or your determination to put them to bed is going to change; is the same skill that it takes to convince an Executive that his BMW will not be ready before 4:00 PM.

I you are able to stay silent or somewhat silent and hear the two year old out; then firmly, put them to bed - then you may be a brilliant customer support person. Either direct face-to-face customer support, phone support or call center person.

2) Do you like working outdoors? Then jobs such as a gardener, grounds care, lawn care tree or branch cutting services:
Many garden type companies seek persons with flexible schedules. If you are the entrepreneurial type you may end up starting your own company

3) Home health care, daycare helper:
Although some of these positions require certification, there are others where your home making skill, at managing, caring for and supporting a young person who is sometimes able to communicate what is really wrong with them, can be an invaluable.

4) Retail stock person at a retail warehouse, big box store etc
Who picks up more toys and clothes than a parent, who also has the knowledge that it will only stay organized for a short while and that you will have to do it again soon!

Retail stock positions can offer an entry to a variety of retail sales and retail administration jobs.

4) Retail store delivery person / delivery driver
Are you a good driver and possess a clean driving record: Try delivery person or school bus driver.

Many business services and office supply companies seek responsible persons to deliver items bought by their clients. This is a great opportunity to meet people at a variety of companies and maybe to distribute your resume.

There are many other jobs where you can use the day-today skills you are applying in your current job as a homemaker and mother.

At your interview, do ask whether the company offers formal on-the-job training and certifications for the job you are applying for.

Many of these starter jobs will help you recognize your hidden talents, and inform you as to the things you would enjoy doing

Check out this article: 25-Highest-Paying-Jobs-for-High-School-G…
http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Compensation/Compensation-Administration/25-Highest-Paying-Jobs-for-High-School-Grads/

Good luck with your job search, what you are trying to achieve is very doable. I did not get into the work force until I was 27. I was a stay-at-home Mom too.

My first position was in sales, which lead to a wonderful career, in sales, computer consulting and sales recruiting. Looking back many years later, I cannot imagine that my original career goal involved looking at tiny creatures through a microscope!

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