How do I get out of Dead end jobs
I'm a middle aged guy who has never found a career. My recent background has consisted of working in one field as a subordinate clerical worker for various companies over the last several years. It is nowhere near challenging enough and there are never any progression chances so I job hop fairly regularly for small salary increases.
What I really want is far more responsibility in a managerial or technical capacity, ideally working with computer software. I am ready to do what it takes for this. But there is never any opportunity. Everything requires connections. Each year I get sick of it and land in another office or call centre and go mad with boredom and being treated like a numbskull.
There is nothing online about this either. Most of the stock advice insists on "getting skills" with no further context, or "work hard". How are you supposed to get skills or work hard if no one gives you a chance?
Most people I know who have managed to settle in some form of career where they've been able to afford a house, car and family seem to have had generous family members and friends from school. Some of us aren't that lucky!?
Anyway if anyone can recommend a line of work not rife with nepotism and accessible to normal people please let me know and I'll be eternally grateful (it is yet another day in a job where I have no work to do and am bored out of my mind)
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