The One Week Job Project-Lessons learned in Job-Search & Finding the Right Career…

Are you starting a new job today? Did you enjoy the job-hunting process? You may be struggling with the question: what’s the best career for me? This week’s podcast is from our recent Canadian Career Development Webinar with Sean Aiken author and founder of The One Week Job Project -One Man, One Year, 52 Jobs. Graduating from college as the class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA, Sean struggled with those very common, yet life changing, questions.

Sean’s solution? He created The One Week Job Project. Every Monday morning for 52 weeks, he found and started a new role. Sean was a Bungee Instructor, Dairy Farmer, Stock Trader, Firefighter, and more. He also decided that any money he earned in the project would be donated to One-Make Poverty History Campaign. He traveled across North America, had an incredible year, and raised $20,401.60. He wrote a book about his experience and has now launched this program for other new grads.
Sean shared, “I learned the secret from my Dad, who shared to not wait till I was 60 to figure out my career. At first I was nervous about looking for new role but as I grew in my confidence and in the strategy I chose, I started to enjoy the entire journey.”

I really admired Sean’s creative and courageous, freedom 25 career project!

This week’s 60 Second WORKout- Reach out to your network to meet someone in a completely different industry.

This week’s CareerPoll : How happy are you with your current career?

Last week’s CareerPoll : What social media do you use most often?

The Canadian Career Development Webinar : Thurs, May 13 from 1-2PM ET. How to be happy @ work and in your life. What makes people happy at work? Do you wish that you could be happier in your career and life? Is happiness in your career caused by luck, good fortune or something that just is or isn’t there? Join me as I interview Gretchen Rubin, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

FREE Webinar: Get the Right Career Right Now! Invest 1 hour of your time to help manage risk in your career? Join our free webinar-Tues May 4 12-1 PM ET. This complimentary 1-hour workshop is based on my book, Get the Right Job Right Now! It’s easy to learn simple ways to take control of your career, all from the comfort & convenience of your own desk. Limited to 20 participants.

Happy with your career ? Who’s your career coach ? Need help with a professional resume, job search, and interview preparation? Invest in yourself — get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

Happy (most of the time), along the road with you!

Alan

PS. Looking to find a career that you can be happy in? The Career Identity Program is a great way to get the tools and support to identify and move forward in your career.