We created this blog to extend the resources on the topics of finding, quitting, loathing, and loving our jobs. The idea behind it is, you pose a question, we give you the answer. We are a team of friends, and although we have different jobs, all of us love our jobs. On our team, we have a salesman, an office administrator, a project manager, an entrepreneur, and a mechanic.
A couple of days ago we were talking about the new possibilities the internet has created for work. There are several platforms where a person can find a job according to their skills and knowledge. The idea behind this type of hunting for a job is that you create a profile, state your skills and previous jobs, and based on that, the platform gives you options you can apply to.
In some instances, somebody might contact you for a job, but you need to build your reputational capital first, after which there’s a great possibility that there will be increased demand for your skills. The good thing about this kind of work is that you can work from literally anywhere where there’s the internet and juggle several jobs at the same time, depending on the jobs and your time management abilities, of course.
The internet is not just a place to search for a job. There are also a lot of courses you can take to learn new skills. You can watch a course on video editing, you can learn languages, or maybe you want to get into software development. The possibilities are endless. My friend, the mechanic, told me that nowadays you can even find online instructions on how to fix almost any device. Learning and specializing in fixing devices might be one of your next sources of income. It’s easy, just google a device that you want to explore, start learning about it, and start practicing. If you don’t have the tools, you can either find them in your father’s garage, borrow some from a friend, or order them online.
Take air quality control and air purifiers, for example, and start from there. What’s important is to start from somewhere, so the device doesn’t really matter that much in the beginning. If you do decide to take this type of course, be patient, keep an even pace, and stay focused. When you get to a level where you feel comfortable to take the next step, start experimenting with fixing the appliance. If you are willing and motivated to continue further, then set your shop, do a bit of marketing, and wait for clients to call. If, in the end, you realize this is not your calling, then appreciate the process of learning the new skill and go to the next one. One day, you’ll find your perfect job. Until then, just keep on pushing.