The One-week Job Project

The One-week Job Project

1 Man, 1 Year, 52 Jobs

Book - 2010
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When Sean Aiken graduated from college, he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life--so he decided to try everything. Thus began the one-week job project, in which Sean would work a different job each week for a year.

Sean's remarkable journey took him across North America working as a bungee jump operator, tattoo artist, aquarium guide, advertising executive, brewmaster, and cancer fundraiser. In each new job, he learned not only about himself but also about the people around him, finding out what drives people to choose a certain career, what makes them successful, and, more importantly, what makes them happy.

Over the course of his year on the road, Sean learned more about work, friendship, love, and life than he ever imagined. This honest, hilarious, inspiring account is a must-read for anyone who's ever asked themselves, "What should I do with my life?"

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group Canada, c2010.
ISBN: 9780143170518
0143170511

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WVMLStaffPicks Aug 30, 2014

For a Capilano University graduate, Sean Aiken has done exceptionally well at working 52 different jobs in a year! His book presents a humorous look into the world of work. Some of his weekly jobs allowed him to travel extensively (Hawaii, Texas, New York). All of his employers were encouraged to donate to One, an anti-poverty charity. After completing his 52 job project, Aiken has become a successful motivational speaker for youth, encouraging people to follow their passions.

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Yuletide
Jan 29, 2013

Other comments have pretty much covered it - really good if you are at that age of trying to decide 'what to do with the rest of your life' I felt like it took the pressure off as it helped you to realize that you aren't stuck once you take a job - possibilities are always out there. Also made me think, as an older person, about weather I could make that change if I needed to. Very thought provoking and fun too!

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mexicanadiense
Jul 30, 2012

Quirky and engaging, probably best suited for Young Adults as a heads up re: what the search for a career is all about.

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taraw104
Jun 14, 2011

Good read for those looking at choosing a career or changing careers. I most enjoyed the insights about career satisfaction the author gained from the people he worked for and with.

vdonoghuenwpl Sep 09, 2010

I am enjoying this book, not just for 20 year olds, would also be helpful for people considering their future in mid-career.Reminds me of the TV show, "Dirtiest Job" where the guy usually gets covered in muck. Also has a love interest, and is light hearted.

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krazyk
Aug 01, 2010

It's an interesting read. It's great for high schoolers, college graduates or anyone in that "I'm between jobs" transition period.

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Jun 06, 2011

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taraw104
Jun 06, 2011

"If I could do it all over again, I wish I would have acted without the fear of what others thought."

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