Sean Aiken is most known for the One-Week Job Project (52 jobs in one year), a life-changing experience, all because of the all-consuming question: what are you doing after graduating from high school, college, or university?
When Sean embarked on this new adventure his father said, “Sean, it doesn’t matter what you do, just make sure it’s something you are passionate about.” When Sean finished this project he made this statement, “I thought when I found my passion it was the key to happiness. There are many different things that contribute to our happiness at work. The two biggest factors are 1) the people we work with, and 2) the feeling that our work is significant.”
The following is a list of jobs that Sean explored over the course of one year starting at Week 1: Bungee Operator, TV Talk Show Intern, Snowshoe Guide, Volleyball Coach, News Columnist, Florist, Yoga Instructor, Dairy Farmer, Events Team, Marketer, Caregiver, Framer, Researcher, Talent Broker, Courier De Bois, Innkeeper, Race Director/Concert Host, Storekeeper, Brewmaster, Tattoo Parlour Assistant, Cancer Fundraiser, Radio DJ, Hotel Worker, Veterinary Assistant, Film Festival Reporter , Advertising Executive, Bartender, Rock Climbing Instructor , Trade Show Salesman, T-Shirt Entrepreneur, Aquarium Host, Exterminator, Stock Trader, Baker, Fashion Buyer,
Photographer, Pizzamaker, Vintner, Martial Arts Instructor, Chiropractor, Realtor, Hollywood Producer, Motivational Speaker, Preschool Teacher, Astronomer, Park Ranger, Firefighter, Cowboy, Mascot, Association Professional, Air Force Pilot, and Mayor.
What did he learn, what skills was he able to transfer from one job to another. Was there common skills between job changes? What was rewarding, and what was challenging? Did Sean choose one of these jobs to be one of his many lifelong careers?