Here's a picture of my resume: Spoiler I tried to black out some things but you can probably figure it out if you do a lot of digging. Anyway, it doesn't. I just don't know what kind of jobs to apply for. No, I did not finish graduate school. I flunked out. That was almost a year ago as you can see. From then, any job I've looked at I just didn't feel I was qualified for. Oh sure, I applied anyway, but never heard back. Engineering? Programming? Data analysis? No idea where to even look. Currently I am learning more programming and will jump on an open-source project so I can tell potential employers that I'm actively learning on my own, enjoy programming (which I do), and hopefully it will show that I am capable. But this can take a long time before I can make any real contribution to a project I think, and I don't even know if that's my best option. Can anybody please help? Or at least point me somewhere where I could figure this out? I did career counseling in my alma mater a few months ago. Nothing specific came out of it, just general resume building techniques and job search strategies. But nothing like "Oh yeah, with your skill set you should look at [career X]." I'm not picky. I went into physics because I enjoy so many different things and physics let me experience a bit of everything. But I just don't know what I should be doing at this point.