My Fifteen Year Job Search

Written by Ieuan Dolby

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Before I met this paper bashing, uniformed stamping machine atrepparttar departure terminal inrepparttar 107119 International Airport in Kuala Lumpur I believed that I couldn’t get a job on land because nobody would employ me. Butrepparttar 107120 real reason is that it has been a subconscious ploy to remain at sea, to earn a more than sufficient tax free income, to visit strange and wonderful lands, to get absolutely drunk at seemingly frequent intervals and to be paid to seerepparttar 107121 world in style. And now why would anybody want to put a halt to that? And so during my heart rendering searches for a land based career that I have applied myself to with my usual vigor, enthusiasm and energy that I typically give to all projects in my life, some unmentionable companies have upsetrepparttar 107122 applecart by offering me positions on land. Certainly looking back these serious offers of employment have placed a spanner inrepparttar 107123 works and have left me stumbling atrepparttar 107124 start line, unsure which way to run.

How dare they actually offer me a job when all I am doing is looking for one and then leaving me lurching in unknown territory trying to work out how to turn downrepparttar 107125 job without actually refusingrepparttar 107126 offer!

But my new found Malaysian Official has put into perspective all that has dictated my past existence for so long. I loverepparttar 107127 sea, I love earning loads of cash, I love adventure and exotic places and I loverepparttar 107128 fresh air ofrepparttar 107129 sea and all that surrounds it (more sea). And in actual factrepparttar 107130 last thing that I want to do is sit behind a desk, day in day out, staring at a screen and dreaming of what life used to be like onrepparttar 107131 high seas.

But that is what I have to do now. I have to find a steady career on land because if I leave it for much longer I will be too old to start a new life. I have to do it now because my first son is about to enterrepparttar 107132 world. And I have to leaverepparttar 107133 sea because my wife hates me being away. I have to leaverepparttar 107134 sea, I have to find a job on land and I have to do it now. Thanks Mr. Malaysian Immigration Officer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport departure terminal, you have made me realize thatrepparttar 107135 next time somebody offers me a job on land I am going to have to accept it.

Well, see what happens inrepparttar 107136 next fifteen years anyway!

Ieuan Dolby is the Author and Webmaster of Seamania . As a Chief Engineer in the Merchant Navy he has sailed the world for fifteen years. Now living in Taiwan he writes about cultures across the globe and life as he sees it.

What a Career Coach Can or Cannot Do for You

Written by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.

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5. The career coach is also a cheerleader. A cheerleader who wantsrepparttar job seeker to win, and win atrepparttar 107118 job or career decision

What a Career Coach Cannot Do: The coach is not a therapist and cannot solve deep personal problems. However,repparttar 107119 coaching experience may be therapeutic withrepparttar 107120 job seeker becoming more authentic inrepparttar 107121 coaching process, simply by having a person who is interested in their welfare.

A career coach is not someone who can solve your financial problems either. Talking about what you need to do as a joint venture about how money affects you is a possibility inrepparttar 107122 coaching process, but not how to spend or budget money. That'srepparttar 107123 kind of advice a financial advisor is better suited to handle.

Lastly, a good career coach is a person who can celebrate with you when you have successes. The coach will be there when you need more information, resources, or just a pat onrepparttar 107124 back. Go find one when you need career help.

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