Im not good at my job and and have wasted years in a career that’s going nowhere
When I was 22, I got a job at a startup as an executive assistant. Being a chaotic startup with no structure and few employees, they allowed me to work in areas I wouldn’t have been able to off merit alone. Basically, they put me on the marketing team with no education in marketing but didn’t have anyone there to teach me anything about marketing.
Well I spent three years at the company. Every 6 months or so they’d move me to a different position where they needed someone. I could figure out just enough to get the job done okay but never became really good at anything because I was constantly switching positions.
I then left the company and based on my resume with a 3 year “marketing” background, I got a really good job. I’ve had a year now at this company riddled with anxiety feeling like I have no idea what I’m doing. My coworkers are great at what they do and I’m an amateur. Now my resume says 4 years of marketing but I feel like I really have the equivalent of a year and have realized I don’t even like marketing. I was kind of thrown into it and figured it was a great opportunity but now I feel so stuck.
I feel like I’ve wasted so much time and still no idea where to go from here or what I’ve done to advance my future. The jobs I could get with my resume, I wouldn’t be capable of accepting. I just know I don’t have the skills.