Long term unemployed looking for suggestions on jobs (WFH/Remote?)
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Sorry in advance if this post sounds a bit waffled but I've been self employed online poker player since the age of 18 to 30 living mainly abroad in Thailand. My situation is unusual for potential employers as sometimes I feel poker is misunderstood and I'm immediately marked as a "gambler". I'm even hesitant to mention it at all on my CV, however if I don't mention poker there will be a gap of nearly 15 years to account for. I don't have a degree from University and only have a little bit of work experience that's on my CV from when I was late teens in a clothing store.
I'm in a position in my life now at 33 where I'm fortunate enough to not HAVE to work as I've managed to create a decent net worth. However this is due to me currently living in Thailand where my cost of living is lower than the UK. I may be getting married and having a family in the next year or two so thinking of relocating back to the UK may be a wiser move. I'm unsure whether trying to jump into full time employment would even be best or perhaps trying to get some part time experience would be better at first. My preference would be to find something which I could do from home, maybe some type of online admin? In general I feel as though I've been fortunate to live a life of leisure with plenty of free time since my mid twenties however the last year with Covid around has got me feeling a little bored with my spare time. I'm still fairly young and would like to explore ideas which may take my interest in terms of something to focus on and earn a bit of money at the same time. I've a natural passion for sports, keeping healthy, video games and animals. In the last few years I've taken it upon myself to set up multiple online groups for sports (via Meetup) in which I'm the main admin and I've also organised small fundraiser events through sports for some animal shelters and children's homes. I feel as though I'm organised and enjoy doing the admin side of things for the groups though I'm unsure what skills I've attained throughout the years and how they would be useful in terms of any times of employment - I feel totally out of touch with the realities of a regular working life. I've always been pretty handy with computers so two years ago I enrolled onto a basic CompTIA certification course with the plan on completing it and trying to get an entry level IT support role. But decided after 2/3 months of studying the material that I wasn't really enjoying it. I don't think? I'm opposed to learning a new skill but for some reason I gave up on the course - maybe I am unmotivated.
In the next few months I was hoping to do some volunteering football coaching out here in Thailand so I could add some recent experience onto my CV (I've got basic coaching qualifications from the FA). However I'm unsure if this will even be possible due to the Covid situation right now. I'm posting here as a first call for any advice and appreciate any inputs.
Realistically what chances would I have getting any types of job offers and what should I be aiming at? If I was particularly interested in working from home doing admin tasks is there any certifications out there that may improve my chances of getting this type of work?
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