When you’re in school there is so much emphasis placed on getting good grades and getting into higher education, in order to have a successful and high-paying career.
Even students who are not as academically gifted are encouraged to take on trades or apprenticeships so that they, too, can get further in life.
But what if the idea of a traditional career path bores you to tears? What if you would prefer to avoid the usual office jobs or menial tasks expected of you, and do something with your life that elicits a ‘wow’ response from everyone who asks you what your day (or night) job is? What if you want to think outside the career box and do something original, that you love, and all while getting paid for it?
If this sounds like you, then this book may provide some inspiration that would probably have any career counsellor cringing in their seats. Not that the jobs listed in this book are completely ridiculous- in fact, all of them exist, and all of them are necessary in some form or another- but a lot of the positions are rare, and some require a little bit of explanation to those unfamiliar with them.
Jo Stewart has detailed ‘99 creative careers to live a life less ordinary’, and these range from being a clown doctor to working as a food stylist for magazines and social media. Each occupation is explained across two pages, with a handy ‘lowdown’ box at the end of each, which lists any education or qualifications needed, experience required, training that needs to be undertaken, or restrictions that exist when applying for such a job.
The jobs vary in scope- ranging from highly qualified and rare, to occupations that could be done with hardly any previous knowledge whatsoever. From cocktail writer to parkour instructor, from body paint artist to human scarecrow, or from taxidermist to Antarctic postal officer- there are so many unusual and unique career paths listed in this book that you’d be best to grab a copy and check it out for yourself.
Who knows, you might just find your perfect career lying within this book’s pages!