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I'm not passionate about my career.

I like easy money and haven't found a career that I find suitable. I don't enjoy physical work or labor and I am also not too fond of business, statistics, or math. How do I find a career I enjoy that satisfies my financial needs and wants when all I like is chillaxing and watching Netflix?

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david’s Answer

I respect your honesty. You won't get rich unless you pick a career that most people avoid, either for moral reasons or physical risk avoidance. You might enjoy customer service, where your job is taking people's questions and passing on to others to answer, or possibly working in a restaurant, serving customers (but that may be too physical). Likewise, you might also find fulfillment as a parking lot attendant, or as one who visits senior citizens to keep them company. These jobs carry no responsibility other than responding to the immediate needs. No learning required beyond an hour or so of orientation, no at-home studying. The downside of some of these possible jobs is that, since there is a low skill requirement, the pay may be so low that you will need two jobs.
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Aaron’s Answer

I love the honesty and this is tough because I think lots of the world can relate to this. Lots of your peers probably feel this way although we stop talking about it sometimes.

Truthfully, Netflix or binge watching in general can become addicting, having been a TV addict myself. It's almost like I ran 3 miles in my record time sometimes if I get into a binging mood and have to rip myself from the TV. The exertion is that mentally difficult.

Try setting a goal to not watch TV for small increments of time. You'll find it's actually quite difficult as you become more aware of everything around you by taking away the TV. Make a time budget. Decide to cut your binging down by 20% for example, and pre-plan what you will do with that time. Put the check list somewhere you can easily grab it and set an alarm. When that time comes, instead of turning on Netflix, you can follow your checklist of what to do at that very moment.

Choose activities that either help your personal space become cleaner, get you involved with volunteering, or help you learn a new skill or all three! You won't find what you like until you start trying more things.
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Carol’s Answer

There's a school of thought (Law of Attraction, aka Law of Allowing) that says knowing what you DON'T want is almost as important as knowing what you DO want. Your level of honesty is admirable, and can get you a lot farther than just doing what people think you *should* do. You know you want to do *something*, you're just not sure what...yet.

Media could be somewhere you could be going. Being engrossed in video content content isn't just something you do because you're lazy. You might have a knack for it. Video editing, digital design, set or production design...these are all fields that don't require a ton of physical labor, just a good eye for what can draw in someone's eye and attention. Same with advertising and marketing; these both require design sense, and an idea about what makes for something that draws in people's attention.

Internships are a great way to dip your toe into something that might interest you. You can intern part-time, and work a job part-time, perhaps an administrative (desk) job in the media field. Some internships also pay; not much, but something. Use the main job search sites (LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, etc.) to look around for internships or entry-level jobs that you think you might be into doing, and start applying!

The only way to know what you'll like to do is try to do something, and think of what you LIKE to do, rather than what you don't. This should get the ball rolling in the right direction!

Carol recommends the following next steps:

Search for Entry Level and/or Internship positions in Media, Advertising, Design, and/or Marketing on the main job boards.
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Tammy’s Answer

Do you enjoy interacting with people? Having an affinity to "chillaxing and Netflix" could be the start of a great conversation. Careers that involve talking to people need people who have interests beyond work so that there is a basis for rapport. Investigate careers like sales, media, client service. As the population ages there is likely to be a demand for people who enjoy integrating their personal interests into their working lives. Working with seniors might be something to consider as these folks might share your interest in "chillaxing and Netflix".

To learn about potential jobs that might interest you, talk to as many people as you can. Calling organizations and asking for an "information interview" will allow you to question people about what they like best about their jobs, what they dislike and how they got there. Then you can figure out if the job appeals to you and what your next steps might be.
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for the question. Do you have any interest or hobbies? If you are interested in watch movies or TV shows, would you like to be movie/shows critic, entertainment sensor, etc. You can consider to find a career you have interest. Imagine that you will work 8-10 hours 5 days a week, it would be killing if you have no interest on the job.
Below are my suggestions :
1. Think about your hobbies and identify the related careers. Consider my suggestions above. If you are interested in watching Netflix, would also consider to produce the shows as well?
2. Explore more on these careers and find out more you have interest
3. Speak to someone who are working in these careers. Seek guidance from your mentor, school career counsellor, your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 careers you have interest
5. Explore the entry criteria of relevant subjects in the college
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Stacey’s Answer

Check out some personality inventories that help match careers to your personality. Myers Briggs is a big one, but I know there are others out there.
Others have provided some good details, so I will leave my response at that.
Good luck!
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