One Man, One Year, 52 Jobs-Sean Aiken founder of The One Week Job Project

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 founder of the One Week Job and author of One Man, One Year, 52 Jobs. Graduating from college as the class valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA, Sean struggled with that very common, yet life changing, question.

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 travelled 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 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.”

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