Like lots of college grads, Daniel Seddiqui was having a hard time finding a job. But despite more than forty rejections, he knew opportunities had to exist. So he set out on an extraordinary quest: fifty jobs in fifty states in fifty weeks. And not just any jobsahe chose professions that reflected the culture and economy of each state. Working as everything from a cheesemaker in Wisconsin, a border patrol agent in Arizona, and a meatpacker in Kansas to a lobsterman in Maine, a surfing instructor in Hawaii, and a football coach in Alabama, Daniel chronicles how he adapted to the wildly differing people, cultures, and environments. From one week to the next he had no idea exactly what his duties would be, where head be sleeping, what head be eating, or how head be received. He became a roving news item, appearing on CNN, Fox News, World News Tonight, MSNBC, and the Today showawhich was good preparation for his stint as a television weatherman. Tackling challenge after challengeaovercoming anxiety about working four miles underground in a West Virginia coal mine, learning to walk on six-foot stilts (in a full Egyptian king costume) at a Florida amusement park, racing the clock as a pit-crew member at an Indiana racetrackaDaniel completed his journey a changed man. In this book he shares stories about the people he met, reveals the lessons he learned, and explains the five principles that kept him going.In college, he was first recruited to participate in these sports by the University of Oregon, before transferring to compete for the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics. Upon earning his degree, Danielanbsp;...
|Title||:||50 Jobs in 50 States|
|Publisher||:||Berrett-Koehler Publishers - 2011-03-07|