A German job agency called Jobsintown.de has won several international prizes for their creative and innovative ad campaigns. One of which I stumbled upon recently entitled Lifes Too Short for the Wrong Job. They have used a variety of vending machines and covered one complete side with their cleverly depicted posters that show men and women looking distressed and cramped working inside the machine to provide you with your beverage. Check out the pics below.
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While these pictures point out the importance of job satisfaction it got me thinking about my personal job satisfaction (or lack of) and where i’m going with my life. So here i am on the verge of 2011 and i still havent found my dream job. The truth is I’m not really sure what sort of career I want to pursue right now. I mean, I’m only just starting to figure out who ‘I’ am, what i like and dont like, what i’m good at and not so good at. So its impossible for me to select a career to pursue for the foreseeable future. But it does make sense to at least take a step towards some sort of job so that i can continue to grow and develop.
So when my dream job does arrive and the big boss asks me ‘what have you been doing this past year since you’ve graduated?’ I can say quite confidently, ‘well, I’ve worked a sales rep and was promoted to leadership within 2 weeks at Talk Talk, I’ve enjoyed writing for you Y&Y readers and recently in my current job I was promoted to Customer Services. So as you can see I haven’t just been sitting on my ass pondering my future. My advice for those graduates who graduated this year but haven’t had any luck yet is to not sweat it. Its impossible for you to really decide how you’re going to live the rest of your life in one short summer. Its not fair how society puts pressure on us to quickly pick a career so we can be nicely categorised in an ‘employed’ box. Take your time, find out your strengths and weaknesses, apply for a variety of temp jobs. After all, any experience is good experience. If you are lucky enough to already know what you want to pursue, what you’re passionate about then go for it. Take your vision to the next level, dont sit on it. And finally dont let any body tell you that you cannot succeed, Its your life, go live it!