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If you don’t like your job, how can you get a better one? You can update your résumé and send it out to potential employers. You can attend every available job fair. You can go online, look for job postings and respond to all the ones that interest you. After you do all that, you can cross your fingers and hope for the best. The problem is that every other job seeker is doing the same, and many share or exceed your qualifications. Side Hustle podcast host Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, offers a compendium of ingenious ideas for getting and keeping the job of your dreams. He suggests viable ideas for earning money on the side while you embrace your unique entrepreneurial pursuits. getAbstract recommends his idea-packed manual to those seeking jobs or entrepreneurial opportunities and to those seeking to improve their careers or boost their incomes. 

About the Author

Chris Guillebeau is The New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit and The Art of Non-Conformity. He’s also the creator of Side Hustle, a daily podcast.



Multiple Paths Lead to Great Careers

In his famous poem The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost states that his decision to take “the road less traveled” ultimately “made all the difference.” Yet when it comes to careers, you needn’t take only one road. You can follow numerous paths to secure your ideal job or entrepreneurial opening. Regardless of how you get there, your path should lead you “to find the thing you were born to do.”

To break out of job prison, embrace “escapology” – “the art of leaving a job or situation that doesn’t meet your needs.” Crafting the right escape is one step in “serially resetting” – that is, living a pattern of altering the direction of your daily existence and your career after a certain interval of years.

Over time, you can land the perfect job. Attaining the career you were born to have isn’t a matter of luck. This transition demands focus, determination, hard work and persistence – critical personality attributes for those seeking the perfect career. To achieve your career dreams, take responsibility for your work accomplishments...

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