50 Jobs in 50 States

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  • Copyright: 2011-02-28
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } For several years after graduating from college at USC, Daniel Seddiqui failed to find clarity about what he wanted to do with his life. To make matters worse, he couldnrs"t seem to land a job and failing to receive an offer after over 40 interviews, Daniel decided to try a new strategy. Following his dream to explore the diverse cultures and industries offered in America, he embarked on a seemingly impossible quest: to work at 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. This book tells how Daniel fulfilled this incredible dream. Working as a baseball scout in Massachusetts, a coal miner in West Virginia, a meteorologist in Ohio, and so on over the course of his life changing journey, he explains how he learned to adapt to each staters"s unique circumstances and challenges. With vivid stories of his experience across fifty jobs (and the long drives in between), Daniel shares the lessons he learned about perseverance, risk taking, adaptability, networking, and endurance. From tales of the extraordinary kindness of strangers to the uncomfortable reality of having to sleep in his car, Danielrs"s experience is an inspiration to anyone looking to break into the job market or to even just to follow their dream.

Author Biography

Daniel Seddiqui graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in economics in 2005. He now lives in Chicago and works around the world as an inspirational speaker.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Believing in My Idea When No One Else Didp. xi
Reality Hits But No Turning Backp. 1
Utah LDS Humanitarian Services Workerp. 2
Colorado USGS Hydrologistp. 7
South Dakota Rodeo Announcerp. 11
North Dakota Cartographerp. 16
Minnesota Medical Device Machinistp. 20
Iowa Agronomistp. 24
Nebraska Corn Farmerp. 28
Hitting Rock Bottom and Reboundingp. 35
Wyoming National Park Service Rangerp. 36
Montana General Store Clerkp. 43
Idaho Real Estate Agentp. 47
Washington Marine Biologistp. 50
Turning Obstacles into Openingsp. 55
Oregon Loggerp. 56
Nevada Vegas Weddings Coordinatorp. 62
Arizona United States Border Patrol Agentp. 67
New Mexico Landscape Architectp. 72
Kansas Meatpackerp. 76
Not Just about Me Anymorep. 83
Missouri Boilermakerp. 84
Arkansas Archaeologistp. 88
Oklahoma Roustaboutp. 91
Texas Petroleum Engineerp. 95
Louisiana Bartenderp. 99
Mississippi Dietitianp. 104
Halfway Point Is Getting Roughp. 109
Wisconsin Cheese Makerp. 110
Illinois Transit Ticket Agentp. 115
Michigam Auto Mechanicp. 120
Ohio Meteorologistp. 125
Hitting My Stride and Taking Controlp. 131
Indiana Racing Pit-Crew Memberp. 132
Vermont Sugar Makerp. 136
Kentucky Horsemanp. 141
Tennessee Music Studio Technicianp. 146
Alabama High School Football Coachp. 150
Returning a Different Personp. 157
Georgia Peanut Shellerp. 158
Florida Theme Park Entertainerp. 165
New Curves and Bumps in the Roadp. 171
South Carolina Golf Caddiep. 172
North Carolina Model and Modeling Agentp. 178
West Virginia Coal Minerp. 183
Virginia Monticello Gardenerp. 189
Maryland Seafood Restaurant Cookp. 192
Delaware Incorporation Specialistp. 196
Adapting to New and Different Culturesp. 201
Pennsylvania Amish Woodworkerp. 202
New Jersey Boys and Girls Club Counselorp. 208
New York Internet Marketing Specialistp. 213
Hitting Curveballsp. 219
Rhode Island Ambassador of Tourismp. 220
Connecticut Insurance Brokerp. 224
Massachusetts Baseball Scoutp. 229
New Hampshire Political Party Workerp. 235
Maine Lobstermanp. 241
Finishing a Journey and Embarking on New Dreamsp. 249
Alaska Commercial Photographerp. 250
Hawaii Surfing Instructorp. 254
California Winery Cellar Masterp. 259
Epilogue: A Lesson from Americap. 267
Education About the Authorp. 273
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