Posts tagged "career exploration"

Nine Killer Halloween-Inspired Careers!

When you’re a kid, you’re constantly being asked the question, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be??” As you become an adult, you get asked less and less. (And since it can be a stressful question, that’s usually a good thing!) That is, until Halloween rolls around—and suddenly what you want to be is once again the number one question on everyone’s mind! “Should I...

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How to Make the Most of Your Terrible Job

We’ve alllllllll worked terrible, horrible no good, very bad jobs. While it’s fun to talk to trash on those jobs while we’re still working them, oftentimes, once we leave a bad job, we just want to cut all strings, pretend it never happened, wipe it from our memory Men in Black style, etc. But while your job might’ve felt like a waste of time, simply writing it off as “that...

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Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist…Yet.

Tell us if this sounds like you: you’ve got LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster bookmarked on your work computer. You check them for new job postings every day, plugging in different keywords, setting new alerts, waiting and wishing for the perfect position to pop up. You KNOW that once you find the perfect spot, the cover letter will basically write itself, and you’ll be on your way. But as the days...

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Get Interested: Four Easy Ways to Figure Out What You Love

Recently, our Facebook and Twitter accounts have been receiving an influx of questions along the lines of, “Hey, Roadtrip Nation: the people that you’ve interviewed have made awesome careers out of their interests, and that’s cool. But...um...what should I do if I don’t have any interests?” This is an awesome question that everyone probably secretly asking themselves, so we’re just going to tackle it here! First things first, let’s make...

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Jad Abumrad’s Roadmap

People will tell you to choose a path and stick to it—stay on course—look for a secure career container and hold onto it like it's a life preserver and you're on the Titanic. But they're ignoring the reality of how the world works—and the reality of how you can navigate it in a unique, personal way and thrive like never before. Jad Abumrad, co-host and producer of Radiolab, is a perfect example...

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The Best “Worst” Decisions You Can Make in Your Career

We’ve all been coached in the cardinal rules of getting and keeping a job. We know not to print copies of our resume on the company printer  and forget them in the tray. We know not to get unfathomably wasted at the company holiday party and show our HR director the tattoo on our inner thigh (even if represents, like, super profound symbolism). That said, some rules in life—like not eating cheese past 10 p.m.—are...

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