Or they feel stuck in a rut, unfulfilled, not reaching their full potential. They feel lost, not sure where their career is heading. Or they are returning to work after a career break or being declared redundant and searching for a new path. Perhaps they want to work for themselves.
These days he sees younger folk willing to adopt career change and “portfolio careers,” patching bits of different jobs together.
Do you prefer to work in a large company or small – or be your own boss?
Career before family, or vice versa?
How much money do you need to be happy?
Indeed, the metaphor he uses is of a roller coaster ride, with its ups and downs, twists and turns, tummy upsets and moments of terror.
I still had to work 2 more months before I can quit to go to school full-time. I was telling my co-workers about Call Centre #3 and that they paid like $10/hr? At Call Centre #2, they paid $9.50/hr.
I ended up working for 2 more months and then I quit so I could go to school. I worked at Call Centre #2 for 5 months.
Their main argument is that the path to happiness isn’t the old hippie adage to “follow your bliss,” but instead to “think like a designer” – learning to see problems from new angles, then testing out solutions collaboratively.
“Designers never come up with one right answer,” Evans says. “They come up with lots of ideas.”
The second plan is whatever you would do if the first plan was gone – if you had to make a living without that first option, what would you do?
“It was something that I had always done in the house anyways, and I had a business degree,” she says. “If I hated it, it was still going to be good knowledge for me to have personally.” That was six years ago. She has been a financial planner ever since.
When Burnett and Evans recommend a “prototype conversation,” what they really mean is network.
My opinion: I like both articles. I already know and do some of them already.
2. Do a job shadow.
3. Do an information interview.
4. Research college programs and jobs in the internet- I do that a lot.
I ain't wearing his usual grey business suit
I got jeans and high boots
With an embroidered star
And today I'm forty years old going on twenty
Don't look for the grey in my hair
'Cause I ain't got any
I got a young thing beside me
That just melts in my hand
I am middle aged crazy
Trying to prove I still can
Fri. Jul. 20, 2018: Today at work was busy.
Sat. Jul. 21, 2018: Busy.
Sun. Jul. 22, 2018: Busy.
Mon. Jul. 23, 2018: I actually worked at night at the restaurant. I worked at 4pm-9pm. It was actually steady.
Tues. Jul. 24, 2018: I did an interview in the morning. I got off at this stop and walked 10min. Then I see the building across the way. I then walked another 10 min. back. The interview was working with phones. It was a good interview.
I then took the bus and did an interview in the afternoon. The interview was for a phone sales rep. It turns out it's like 3 hrs a day for 3 days of training. It's 100% commission on the training. You can get on the phones if you feel confident and try to make a sale.
After the 3rd day, then you get paid $15/hr base pay.
Humans: Today is my only day off so I watched the 2 episode season 3 finale. It's a very good show with good acting and writing.
Wed. Jul. 25, 2018: Today I worked at my 2nd restaurant job. The other day my boss M had called me. (This is the place I worked from 2015 to early 2017). She calls me occasionally for help.
I will be working for her tomorrow too. After that, I will be working at my 1st restaurant job for the next 2 nights.
K-days: It looks like I won't be going to it this year since I'm working so much. That's fine. I'm kind of ambivalent about going there. It's fun, but it's $20 for an adult to go in. If you pay this much to go in, you have to be there for hours so you can see everything.
Jul. 26, 2018 Rockport: This store closed down at WEM this week. I don't usually walk by that shoe store. They said you can buy their shoes on their website and Hudson's Bay. I did post this on Facebook the day before it closed.