I’m currently browsing through job ads because it is always good to take a look at what is available so that I can prepare a 2nd option just in case. However, this is not a long term solution to a permanent problem.
I remember reading or hearing from somewhere that we are in jobs to solve a long term problem. We are just using a temporary solution to a permanent problem. Jobs will help us in resolving the problem of payments but it is not a long term solution.
Anyway, I digress. I was looking around and came across the word “Researcher” in a number of job ads. So, I was curious and wanted to see if I can fit into any of the roles. The short and sad answer: No. The long answer: Maybe yes if I have a degree that is relevant or someone is willing to take a leap of faith in me, which is 1 in a million.
Ad closes on 7 Apr 2018 – Junior Security Researcher – A big no because I lack most of the qualities.
Ad closes on 11 Apr 2018 – Researcher cum Assistant Writer – Maybe yes but I doubt I can fit in since the working hours can be erratic and I am not able to conform to such hours as of now.
Ad closes on 19 Apr 2018 – Postdoctoral Researcher – A Science related position. Needs a PhD.
Ad closes on 19 Apr 2018 – Video Researcher – Another no for me because I know nuts about creating facial recognition programmes and deep learning.
Ad closes on 25 Apr 2018 – HR Researcher – Definitely a no for me because I dislike dealing with people and too much interaction just drains my mental energy.
Ad closes on 26 Apr 2018 – Experience Researcher – I can’t even apply for this because it’s about mobile development.
Ad closes on 28 Apr 2018 – Researcher/Mystery Shopper – I thought it was just me shopping and documenting my experience. No. Cold calling is not my forte.
Ad closes on 4 May 2018 – UX Researcher – Really wonder why I didn’t pick UX up. Maybe I was not into learning or I just don’t have so much money to pick up tons and tons of certificates.
If you are keen in the above, try your luck as I think they have potential.