How'd You Score That Gig?

Just a quick pop-in to tell you that if you're looking for a another good job hunt book, I just finished How'd you score that gig? by Alexandra Levit, and it was pretty insightful. She covers 60 "cool" jobs for twenty- and thirty-somethings, divided into seven broad personality types: the adventurer, the creator, the data-head, the entrepreneur, the investigator, the networker, and the nurturer. (I'm an investigative data-head with creative leanings...sounds neat, huh?).

And while I didn't find my exact dream job and leap out of bed screaming, "That's it! That's it! My life's work!", I did find several parts of several different jobs that I thought, "Yeah, something similar to that". So I'm closer anyway.

Basically I've decided that I'd like to research everything there is to know about a topic, compile the data into usable information, and then write a report or article about it (presentations are optional, but available upon request). Anybody know what that's called (other than term papers)? Obviously market researchers do this, but I'm sure there are researchers of some sort in other industries. Any thoughts?

Anyway, good book if you're looking for ideas on what cool jobs are out there, or even if you're just looking for things that are close to cool. Thought I'd pass it along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps something in the R&A/R&D departments of various companies? (Research and Analysis/Research & Development)