The Coolest Work Ever!
What comes to mind when you think about the word "cool"? How would you define it? Cool is usually a word associated with things we admire, things that are trendy, or things that make us comfortable. Cool means something different to everyone, but it's a word with a positive connotation.
What's cool about you? Your clothes? Your attitude? Your car? Your bike? Or your dog? Would you ever describe your job as cool? Most people would never associate cool and work together, but why not? Cool jobs exist. Everyday people go to work and do really cool things. And they get paid for it.
If you're bored with the 9 to 5 cubicle drudgery, then consider changing your life and getting a cool job or cool career. Most people spend a third of their life at work, why not make it as fun as possible? Being satisfied with your job makes everything in life better. It's not as hard as you might think to find a cool job. As long as you are focused, motivated, and know what you want to do, then switching to a cool job can be very easy.
What type of job appeals to you? Strange, tough, dangerous, active, outdoor, indoor, creative, unique, physical, technical, or scientific? Cool jobs are available where you can spend a season, a career, or a lifetime making a paycheck doing things that you are passionate about.
Imagine spending your day flying helicopters to scout for traffic jams, creating sound effects, performing movie stunts, repossessing million dollar airplanes, hacking into computers, sculpting edible art, testing video games, skiing big mountains, hiking through the wilderness, picking tasty fruit, delivering messages by bike, saving lives, fighting wildfires, writing about far flung places, or working from the comfort of your own home.
It may be surprising, but every single day people do these things. Do any of these jobs sound cooler than what you do for a living? Maybe it's time for a career change.
Did You Know? Cool jobs can take you all over the world doing things that you enjoy.
This informative guide will help you learn about what cool jobs and awesome employers are out there. It might even change your whole perspective on life.
Please take a few minutes to browse this short guide to cool jobs, which includes:
What Makes A Job Cool?
The first step to finding a cool job is to research your options. Decide where your talents and interest lie. Consider your hobbies, certifications, work experience, and life goals. Think about the 3 "W's" –What, When, and Where do you want from your new, cool life? The world is yours and you are welcome to choose anything you want to do.
What will your next job title be? Helicopter pilot? Talent agent? Traffic worker? Ski instructor? Pit crew? Balloonist? Mechanic? High rise window washer? Recreational therapist? Resume writer? Bounty hunter? Locksmith? Flight instructor? Cartographer? Cake designer? Circus clown? Taxidermist? Tattoo artist? Surf instructor? Wilderness leader? Adventure filmmaker?
There are options for everyone and everywhere. All you need to do is find your dream job and follow the path to get there.
Education, Training, and Certifications
When choosing your future cool career, be prepared to work to achieve your goal. Lots of cool careers are open to entry-level workers. Many require university education, professional certifications, or unique talents. In some cool gigs you have to log time and pay your dues before the coolness really kicks in.
Unfortunately, you can't just switch from being a career number crunching office junkie to working as a certified arborist overnight. It may take a day, a month, a university degree, a stellar internship, a good buddy, or a better resume to get your cool job of choice. But don't let that discourage you from pursuing your dreams. Be persistent and determined. Your cool job is waiting.
Explore your options, then make your cool job decision. Before you know it, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Not to mention that you'll actually look forward to going to work... because your cool job is awesome.
Did You Know? Only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their current job. That's the lowest recorded percentage ever.
If you're considering a cool job, try it out for a season first. The next section explores the coolest seasonal jobs…
- Everyone has a different idea of what a cool job really is.
- Cool jobs are located all over the world.
- When you work a job you love, you'll enjoy life more.
- It may take some time and training to land your cool career of choice.