There are all types on imageboards, anon. Not to mention that you can be high-achieving in your 20's if you enter certain fields and/or play your cards right.>>107452
What's your specialty? Was med school worth it?>>107469
What field are you interested in? Here's some general advice:
- Join linkedin (I didn't do it but I heard that it opens a lot of doors)
- If in college, join special interest clubs. If out of college, join special interest meetup groups (especially one for people in your field).
- If in college, look at the research that the profs in your department are doing and volunteer to help. This is absolutely necessary if you're going into a scientific/research-based field (I think the same goes for many of the humanities as well).
- If in college, do as many internships as you can. Depending on what you are interested in, you may be able to do volunteer work for an NGO and put that on your resume + meet people in the field.
- If out of college and struggling heavily to find a job, join Americorps.
- If you're interested in an academic field and have the money, go to conferences. If you're in a big enough city then you may be able to find free lectures/speaking events and establish a correspondence with a speaker that you're interested in.
- Join your local Toastmasters. Not only does it help you gain soft skills, but they're usually full of high-powered people.
If you are having trouble networking or otherwise entering a field, demonstrating raw passion and willingness to learn goes a LONG way. A very long way. I managed to break into my very competitive field after digging myself into a giant hole because the interviewers could tell that I was very passionate about what I do and committed to life-long learning.