After 10 years of customer service related jobs, I am seeking to transform my skills in technology. I am unsure how to start but I do know I am interested in artificial intelligence. Any ideas on resources to get started? I have no math background.

See if Career Karma has options. It's free to join.

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I was unemployed for about 5 months in 2015 and very unsure about what I wanted to do next. I was spending 50-60 hours a week researching and applying to jobs. It took a while but I found a great job and it put my career on a new trajectory.

But burnout is real even when you're unemployed and I was worn down. Here are my tips for treating yourself with kindness while you're unemployed now that I'm on the other side of it.

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Have been self employed for over 6 years...age discrimination is very real and getting major cities... see more

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This is what I said to myself a few years ago. In 2016 I was looking for a job. I already had more than a decade of experience and thought it would be easy to find a place. However after 6 months of applications with no success I realized that it was time to change something. I've always been good with computers but thought that software development is too hard, too boring or too [put any reason for me not to do it here]. Well after those 6... see more

CookSystems huh. That's so good to know Martin Zakov . We have a lot of members interested in technology career... see more

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I went to school knowing I wanted to study science but not sure what I wanted to do with that. As a kid I mixed shampoo bottles and made flower infused creations, lined up my stuffed animals for school, played check up with my siblings and dolls, studied wildlife on my high-tech binoculars (read: looked at my stuffed animals through two empty toilet paper rolls taped together), and annoyed my parents asking for math problems to do. The other kids... see more

Thanks so much for sharing your story Denise A ! You have a lot of great insights here, but I think just one to... see more

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Hello all,
I have been at my currant position for 2 years, it started out a great position at a remote location. Recently the corporate office has watching cameras every minute and question what customers come and go, etc. not only manager but coworkers have been getting involved in watching as well. Been there 2 years no raise even though our sales have been over 100% of goal every month for over 18 month in a row. I drive 1 1/2 hours every day... see more

Don't give up hope, Scott. Job searching could be stressful but we're here cheering for you. Keep on pressing... see more

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Hello Jobcase family, I'm reaching out because of course I need different perspectives on this....
What are some key contributors to help a individual who is in the midst of changing careers? For instance, an individual has 10+ years in a manufacturing setting, but wants to transition to a hospital setting after their completion of an advanced degree. What advise could you offer that individual? Keep in mind the person tries for internships as... see more

I would not think he/she is overqualified in the hospital setting. If his/her experience is manufacturing... see more

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Mayra DLC thank you so much for your feedback!

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Hi everyone,
I lost my job when my boss sold his business before Thanksgiving. He couldn't bare to tell me before 5 days prior.

I loved writing constant stories on politics and law and carved out my own beat on the Supreme Court, wrote about how Interior Secretary David Bernhart is trashing the environment.

I also wrote about cannabis and just applied to Marijuana Business Daily.

At the same time, I'm taking a copywriting course to try to... see more

Great article Jennifer. My brother was a photojournalist with Gannett and lost his job when two city newspapers... see more

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After going to college to study pre-vet and animal science, I was sure that I would work with animals for the rest of my life. Then I moved to Texas, left my friends and family, and found myself caring for 300 monkeys, 600 baboons and 25 chimpanzees. However, it turns out I am a people person. After feeling completely alone - I decided I didn't want to be in the career space I had chosen to spend over $60,000 on and 4 years of my life working... see more


Wow! You must have the eye of the tiger!

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I have been a receptionist for 4 months now. I like my job well enough, but the workplace can be hostile and there is an abnormally high turn over rate. About 7 girls to be fired or quit in my first 90 days. I dont want to leave unless I go somewhere with better pay and a better environment. I've applied places but gotten no response. I really want to be an insurance agent, but can not seem to get my foot in the door....

Kimberly, I think a huge part of making a career transition is to have people vouch for you and have connections... see more

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I came across this podcast that hit close to home. I worked in a lot of different service industry positions before getting my start in the corporate world. It actually all started from one of my regulars at the bar I tended who was working at a consulting firm and thought I'd be a good fit for a Research position. Fast forward 5 years and I've built a nice career for myself and a home here at Jobcase where I get to hire engineers that enable... see more

Is there any way that you can personally help me in this situation,I'm really trying to do better in my life and... see more

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Herman Jones I'd be happy to help! Tell me what's going on

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I’m really feeling down due to job searching and searching for something that I would like to do and when I do find something that I would be interested in, they “prefer a bachelor’s degree”. I can’t afford to go to school to get a bachelor’s degree and all the jobs that require or prefer some sort of degree, I could just be trained on and do a good job at it. It’s ridiculous and frustrating!

I agree! Its very frustrating because at the same time it doesn’t make ANY SENSE! I wish things were alot easier... see more

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