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Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Jane Allerton | The Monster Blog

August 19, 2009

#3: Become a Nurse

The third bit of slightly off-the-mark advice was to consider training as an RN or LPN. While nursing is a great skill and a very much in-demand profession, it would take about two years or more (and personal funding) to become licensed or registered.

On one side, having the technical degree would simplify some of the requirements, but many of the basic courses would have to be taken at night (while working in some fashion during the day), further complicating the child-care coverage. Of course, anything is doable, although this avenue seems laden with lots of undesirable trade-offs (make less money, spend more time away from the kiddies). There is the possibility of finding at least some scholarship monies for the coursework, but that doesn’t begin to cover living expenses.

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