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Asked by jared on March 27, 2018

I went to college for a few years and terribly disliked it. At 20 I had to move out and live on my own for a while. I was basically homeless and on government assistance to escape my severely dysfunctional family. Over the past few years I've worked many minimum wage jobs with no future. I have been feeling stuck and frustrated. Do you have any suggestions that would help me get on track to get a job I like and has the chance for advancement. 

Answered by Merron, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on April 6, 2018

Hello there! This is a tough one to answer as there are so many factors that affect getting a job and advancing (for example, your resume, your interview skills, your job performance, etc.). I would start with asking yourself where your passions lie and what you're interested in. The only person that can really answer that is you. Once you determine your passion and interests, follow them! I will also say that if you're looking for advancement opportunities, don't be afraid to raise your hand and ask for development opportunities and extra projects. The only way your manager and others will know that you're interested in growing and advancing is by making it known. Best of luck in your journey!

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