When your dream job doesn't pay

I have been unemployed for almost 4 months now and I don't want to go back to corporate life. I try to conjure up words to make myself sound more marketable on linked-in and job applications but the inspiration is just not there. I am a loyal employee but at a fault; which usually results in the fate of a layoff or a job opportunity. With that said, I can't find the inspiration to return to work, aside from the glaring fact that I need a stable income. The non-profit world won't offer the compensation I need to help my family thrive. My dream job would be to serve as a consultant for for small businesses seeking an evolved technology ecosystem for their client base (i.e. partnerships) under the umbrella of a larger corporation. I want to see people win without being a direct leader. I don't know what to do with this life but I have to keep the faith and hope something pops up soon. Thank you for letting me vent!

Hey @tmbaltim, first I want to commend you as it's clear you have given this a lot of thought and I know it's difficult to clarify what career is the best option for you. Given what you're writing, I recommend pursuing career exploration which includes a series of steps of practical learning and self-reflection in order to compare, contrast, and clarify which role, industry, and environment is the best fit for you. Here are some links you can use to find out more about the process – and, I’m Rachel. If you want to discuss further, check my profile to book a call to dive deeper into your goals/challenges.