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Do thoughts about your career path keep you awake at night? Maybe you are feeling suffocated in a dead-end job, or looking for a career change? You already have access to many job search tools to help with that, but let’s look at another tool that you may find helpful.
50 Ways to Get a Job is a website and a career planner (also a book) rolled into one. The logic behind the site is to make you take a non-linear approach to your job hunt. The end goal is that it will help you take the next step when you are unsure about the foothold.
The website greets you with colorful tiles that stand for different stages in any career. You could be a beginner in the job market or someone who is stuck in a career limbo. Click the right tile and see the steps you can take to boost your situation.
For instance, right now I am at a stage where Learning New Skills is important to sharpen the ax. The wizard gives me five options to try out:
- Make a List of Your Skills
- Make a List of What You Want to Learn
- Create a Course Pack
- Take a Course Outside School
- Talk to a Company You Do Not Know
Click on any of the respective tiles and it will open up a page with the action steps you can take to push forward. You can mark the step as done or set a reminder with the help of the box at the bottom. Or share the suggestions with a friend.
The 50 Ways to Get a Job steps are a bundle of ideas. Each of them will prompt you to ask questions about yourself. Treat them as exercises or experiments and break the mold of a normal (and boring) job hunt.