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I just turned 45 out of work and can't find a job would it be worth my effort to go back to school ?

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Sure. I went back to school at 40 and there were several other 40+ folks in my class. I'd recommend two things -- pursuing something that is in a growing field and something that you enjoy. Hopefully, you have an interest in a career that fits both things.

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Hi Shoosh Shoosh...
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Shooshie gave you good advice-growing fields right now are
Nutrition/medicine
Network marketing
publicity (internet/tv/advertising)
Law

The industrial times are/have ended.
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I'm in your same situation Jim, and just recently started getting callbacks...Hang tight brother, if you're good...they'll find you.

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There are so many people who are going back to class at 45 or even older. On the whole, it might be worth it, but it would be best if you went back to do something that is useful in a growing field, technology-wise. Our fortunes are different, so don't give up on finding a job.

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People aren't hiring me either.....unemployment has ran out.....not sure what's gonna happen......I'll probably just have to go get arrested and go to jail.....school sounds good in theory, but HOW?? No license.....New York State is a vengeful and unforgiving state, STAT AWAY!!!

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Jim I would suggest taking some business courses and starting your own business. That way you don't have to depend on other and sometimes less experienced company owners guiding your future.

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The more you make yourself employable .. the better your chances. Education accomplishments always look good on a resume.

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I went back at ....lets say way over 25..... :) finished my degree and I work part-time for myself and my pay is great.... all good advise above me...good luck

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Thanks for the advice I will be starting classes in jan to be an electriction wish me luck and thanks again :-)
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I'm 45 & in grad school. But this has been a dream of mine for 25 years. If you have no interest in school, maybe you could just take a course or two... update your qualifications. You're not doing anything else anyway. Good luck to you!

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I think college is definitely an option. If you decide on going back to college I recommend starting at a junior college depending on the classes you need. It is considerably cheaper. If you are looking for a quicker option I believe it only takes 6 weeks to get a commercial truck driving license if you think that might interest you.

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Thanks I have my Cdl now but no jobs at home all over the road starting classes in jan to be an electriction . Thanks for your advice .
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yes go back to school

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If you want a good job yes or you could just get another job

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