Your Ideal Job


  • Jan 09, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    This is going to be a stupid question, but... I ended up getting laid off from work 8 weeks ago, and I'm in the process of trying to find a new job. Not sure if I want to stay in advertising sales or not. But when I start thinking about what else I would do, I always find myself daydreaming of what I'd REALLY want to do.
    As goofy as it sounds, I would LOVE to be a country music singer. I'm decent enough. Not sure if I'd ever be good enough. But it's that thing in the back of my mind that I always say, wow, that would be great.

    What about you guys? If you didn't have to be a slave to your current job, and had the freedom to do anything in he world, what would it be?
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    I would love to be a creative director of an apparel firm. I know I have quite a way to go. But I see myself in that position. Looking though trends, making my own fashion statement to the world...

    Sad reality is that I'm going through some tough times but still keeping positive and looking at end goals icon_smile.gif

    I will succeed.

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    Jan 09, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    Editor in chief of a magazine for some reason stands out to me at the moment...

  • Jan 09, 2013 4:55 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidI would love to be a creative director of an apparel firm. I know I have quite a way to go. But I see myself in that position. Looking though trends, making my own fashion statement to the world...

    Sad reality is that I'm going through some tough times but still keeping positive and looking at end goals icon_smile.gif

    I will succeed.



    NICE! Thing is if it's something you're really passionate about, you've GOT to go for it. And given fashion, styles, and people's tastes are constantly changing, there's the ability to jump right in at some point and really make it happen. Good luck!

    Unfortunately, let's face it...American Idol, X-Factor, America's Got Talent, all those shows...everyone and their mom thinks they can sing these days. So I find myself thinking I'm in that category sometimes...haha. Oh well, one day I'm just going to have to take the chance and do it!
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:56 AM GMT
    A movie critic. I like the idea that my biggest responsibility would be to come in to work to watch movies. Then write a feature about that particular movie and explain how good it is or did it just suck.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Professional traveler. icon_biggrin.gif

  • Jan 09, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidEditor in chief of a magazine for some reason stands out to me at the moment...


    That's a REALLY good one. I've worked in ad sales for magazines/newspapers before, and I've got to say, the pride in a finished product, and the constant change to create something fresh and new...it's exciting. GO FOR IT!!! It might mean starting out as a free-lanced writer, or an intro position into a desired publication, but make them take notice and you'll move up the ranks in no time.

  • Jan 09, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidA movie critic. I like the idea that my biggest responsibility would be to come in to work to watch movies. Then write a feature about that particular movie and explain how good it is or did it just suck.


    LOL. Well the good thing about that, is that if people love it, you get recognition, and if people hate the review, you still get noticed. And getting paid to watch and write up movies would be a sweet gig. You know what's great about tech today, is if you start it out as a side project, work the social media channels, with the proper hashtags, and doing a little newsjacking, you could get noticed really quickly, and some local media outlet could pick you up, based on your popularity. Food for thought!

  • Jan 09, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    xrichx saidProfessional traveler. icon_biggrin.gif


    There is this guy, who I follow on Instagram, EarthXplorer...that seems to basically be what he does...I'm not sure how it's financed, what affiliation he has with a company, but the photos he takes are amazing, and inspiring. Given I've never spent a significant time off the East Coast, and never been out of the country, I get VERY jealous. HAHAHA. Maybe local universities or charity organizations offer programs that pay you to be guides, or assist with travel arrangements and what not. Could get your foot in the door. You never know! :-)
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    SeekingMisterRight said
    xrichx saidProfessional traveler. icon_biggrin.gif


    There is this guy, who I follow on Instagram, EarthXplorer...that seems to basically be what he does...I'm not sure how it's financed, what affiliation he has with a company, but the photos he takes are amazing, and inspiring. Given I've never spent a significant time off the East Coast, and never been out of the country, I get VERY jealous. HAHAHA. Maybe local universities or charity organizations offer programs that pay you to be guides, or assist with travel arrangements and what not. Could get your foot in the door. You never know! :-)
    Sometimes, I just want to sell all my stuff. Pack a bag, and pick a flight to anywhere. Maybe if I ever win the lottery. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    Hard to say... What comes to mind is an independently-wealthy sailing and scuba instructor. Whose clientele seems to consist of oddly attractive students who have the hots for the teacher. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:32 AM GMT
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:41 AM GMT
    President of the World.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:41 AM GMT
    Anything that wont have me sitting around in a cubicle, dealing with spreadsheets 24/7. Ideally, a career in Film Advertising sounds like an interesting path.
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:21 PM GMT
    Fashion Magazine editor

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    Buyer and Merchandising planner for Retail fashion
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:30 PM GMT
    Professional swing dancer who travels around the world to teach perform compete and simply spread the love for the dance
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:34 PM GMT
    SeekingMisterRight said
    Erik101 saidA movie critic. I like the idea that my biggest responsibility would be to come in to work to watch movies. Then write a feature about that particular movie and explain how good it is or did it just suck.


    LOL. Well the good thing about that, is that if people love it, you get recognition, and if people hate the review, you still get noticed. And getting paid to watch and write up movies would be a sweet gig. You know what's great about tech today, is if you start it out as a side project, work the social media channels, with the proper hashtags, and doing a little newsjacking, you could get noticed really quickly, and some local media outlet could pick you up, based on your popularity. Food for thought!


    Good thought! Have you thought about being a career counselor, especially at a university level? I think you'd be good at it!

    As for you being a country singer, nope not goofy at all! You should try out for the next auditions of X-Factor and see where it will take you. You'll definitely have some fun in the process.
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
    SeekingMisterRight saidIf you didn't have to be a slave to your current job, and had the freedom to do anything in he world, what would it be?
    Retire and play with hobbies the rest of my life.
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
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    SeekingMisterRight saidIf you didn't have to be a slave to your current job, and had the freedom to do anything in he world, what would it be?
    Retire and play with hobbies the rest of my life.


    And by hobby you mean me. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    Being a tattoo artist that gets to choose what to tatt and where to tatt. Having enough clients to be able to take a week or two off every few months would be sick too haha
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:47 PM GMT
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    SeekingMisterRight saidIf you didn't have to be a slave to your current job, and had the freedom to do anything in he world, what would it be?
    Retire and play with hobbies the rest of my life.


    And by hobby you mean me. icon_wink.gif
    Yeah, you can join the orgy of RJers. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:57 PM GMT
    Pilot
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    Wait a minute!.. talking about Ideal Job hmmmm.
    - a Formula1 driver!

    - Professional Choreographer/Dancer.- I wont dance for Beyonce icon_rolleyes.gif I swear!

    - A Tech entrepreneur! - I would attack APPLE first and then DELL.

    - Industry Designer.

    - well last thing on earth probably Modeling icon_rolleyes.gif...I know right!..icon_razz.gif4.gif

  • Machina

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    Jan 09, 2013 12:59 PM GMT
    I would love to be a professional race car driver! LeMans would be my venue of choice. God that would be nice! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
    Host of Top Gear. icon_smile.gif I'd be much more exciting than Jeremy Clarkson....
    Maybe not Jeremy but I sure as heck would be more fun than James.
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    Jan 09, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    Bombadil saidHost of Top Gear. icon_smile.gif I'd be much more exciting than Jeremy Clarkson....
    Maybe not Jeremy but I sure as heck would be more fun than James.


    You need to start practicing yelling the word "POWER!!!"