DREAMING OF A DREAM JOB

When Am I Going to Find the Perfect Job for Me?
Hardly anyone finds their dream job on day one of his or her career. Often it takes many jobs to get to where we really want to go. (In my case many MANY.) And not every job feels like it fits. In fact, some jobs don’t feel like they could ever fit anyone we know! But that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting something from a non-dream job – in addition to a paycheck, of course. …[Read more ]

Finding Passion in Your Work: One Man’s Solution
Sean Aiken is doing in one year what I’ve done over a large part of my career. He’s sampling jobs to see where his passion lies. …[Read more ]

A Way to Try Out Your Dream Job
Thinking of career change ? I just heard about something called Vocation Vacations where you get to play dream job for a few days. This is so cool! You can see what it’s like to be a music producer. Or not-for-profit director. Or golf pro. Or a talent agent. Or wine sommelier. Or horse trainer. Or chocolatier & pastry chef. Or even an alpaca farmer. The list goes on and on . (Hmmm…odd I don’t see my former work as IT Project Manager or Business Process Analyst on the dream job list. Must be an oversight.) …[Read more ]

I Want a Job I Love!
Ah! To find that one special job to love with all our heart. A quest so noble…so inspiring…and yet at times even more elusive than finding our life mate – or so it seems. …[Read more ]

What the Zohan Taught Me About Dream Killers
The Zohan had a dream. Unfortunately, he was also a renowned commando …and this skill kept him from his real dream – until he figured out a way to escape from his increasingly unsatisfying job. …[Read more ]

Is Do What You Love the Worst Career Advice Ever?
Sure…some folks love their work and could never ever do a job they didn’t love. But does that mean doing what we love for a living is always the right choice for each one of us? …[Read more ]

What If You Aren’t Good at Something You Love?
Ah! To find that one special job to love with all our heart. A quest so noble…so inspiring…and yet at times even more elusive than finding our life mate – or so it seems. …[Read more ]

What Role Does Fear Play in Your Career Decisions?
Stephan told me a terrific job offer story. He’d been contacted by someone he once worked with who respected him greatly, but in describing the job to him, she painted a pretty unflattering picture of some of the people at the company – people he’d have to work with directly. …[Read more ]