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Finding Your Right Job

March 12, 2007 10:33 AM 1
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Finding Your Right Job

Most people want to know what the perfect job is, and ALL the steps leading to it, before they'll budge. In the real world, it almost never works that way. The way it really works is you take one step, and when the second step is clear, you take it, and then the next, and the next until you land in your dream job.

Tom is a good example. His passion was to produce and direct snowboarding videos. That's a far cry for his real job of delivering pizzas and trying to keep the wolf from the door. He took the first step and enrolled at a community college to learn about video production. When that was over he took the next step; he got a job at a ski lodge, and on his off hours he used a handheld camera to shoot video of snowboarders doing tricks. Next he edited the video, packaged it, and sold it back to the snowboarders on the tape. They shared it with their friends, one of which was a producer for a major cable network. The producer contacted Tom and offered him a position as a cameraman and editor. The next step was directing, and now Tom is a producer.

You can almost never see how you're going to reach your dream job when you take the first step. There's no accounting for serendipity.


Vishal Bachani