I always enjoy reading discussions about jobs from outside of our Recruitosphere. You know – the place where we don’t have all-expert opinions, all-the-time. It’s amazing what these mere amateurs know about our space. 😉
“Reader Francis writes:
Since the age of 10, I’ve known exactly what company I wanted to work for (incidentally, it’s the Jones Soda company). I’m not 100% sure what I want to do, but I would like to have my foot in the door, have them know that I am out there ready for anything they might need. I am even willing to start at the bottom, working as a temp or whatever need may arise. So my question for readers is this: How would you go about getting your foot in the door at your dream job?”
I know – you’re thinkin’ what I’m thinkin.’
What the hell do they put in that soda and where can I get some?!#@!
I saw that a commenter also added a couple of links that I haven’t seen before (I feel so ignorant admitting that) and if by some chance you haven’t come across them before they’re well worth a look:
Here is an interesting story.
A few years ago a group of students at Pepperdine University sat around, and had no clue on what to do with their life, so they got a big RV (painted it green) went out on the road to find their own path in life, while interviewing other influential people on how they found their passion in life. The roadtrip evolved into a grassroots movement, a book, and a PBS show, if you are interested they have some videos on their site
It’s pretty interesting, the people they interviewed found their dream job (their passion) in so many ways that no two are alike.
[tags]LifeHacker, life hacks, dream job, dream jobs, Jones Soda Company, roadtripnation, road trip nation[/tags]