So I was recently laid off from a job working in mail communications at a company with several locations in this area (east coast city). I did things like run mail rooms, deliver mail, light shipping and receiving, metering, basically anything to do with information on paper, and keeping track of it.
But I was steamrolled by the economy, like so many others and now find myself jobless, through no fault of my own. Just wasn't well positioned in the organization. Things being what they are, there aren't any jobs like my old one in this area.
What next? I have a little money saved which means a little time to think about this. No kids, no car, no serious bills right now. #1 expense is rent. Looking for some diverse opinions on what people think are real marketable skills today.
I don't want to be a barista or food service worker. At least not yet. I did that whole coffee shop scene a few years ago.
School? If so, then what?
What do you guys think are the essential skills today?
HTML/CSS? IT type stuff?
I've heard nursing and medical imaging are good programs to get into but 1) the prerequisites are pretty daunting, and 2) even people in those field have told me new grads are having a hard time. I honestly don't think I could hack it in organic chem or bio anyways.
What would you do?