Dear Experts, I'm 25 years old and I work as the Master Model Builder for LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Chicago. I was recently informed by my boss this position is a dead end. What do I do now? Is it best to go back to school and earn a degree or should I simply just deal with the fact I'm highly underpaid and unappreciated for a few years and maybe things will turn up? I've also considered starting my own business. Is it more risky to go to school and enter a new job market or start a small business? Any advice is greatly appreciated! Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#275 Faced w/ a job search, either is a path of less resistance: Any1 cn do either (not that any1 cn succeed). (@RTResumepro) Q#275 And unfortunately, faced w/ the hard job of jobsearching, many elect 2go2 school or start own biz. (@RTResumepro) Q#275 First piece of advice: don't post your job and company name in a question like that. Talk about a career killer! (@AskAManager) Q#275 Depends what new business is. Given economy starting now is risky. School gives u transferrable skills & contacts. (@DebraWheatman) Q#275 B4 doing anything, dream abt & form ur purpose & goals. then talk w/trusted others re paths u cd take. (@juliaerickson) Q#275 I'd say it's more risky to go to school with no plan than to start a biz doing what you love/know. (@beneubanks) Q#275 Both have risks, but I've always admired people who start small businesses. It's risky, but the rewards go beyond money. (@gradversity) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
September 02, 2009