FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OneWeekJob.com Founder to Write Weekly Column for Globe & Mail Careers Section About His Journey
(June 13, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬" Vancouver, BC) Based on the success of his OneWeekJob.com challenge to try a different job every week in an attempt to find his passion, 25-year-old Sean Aiken has been asked to write a regular column on his career exploration for the Globe and MailÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Careers section.
Aiken will write a weekly column, beginning June 13, in the Globe and Mail detailing his career odyssey and the lessons he is learning about what the work world has to offer his generation. Aiken, who graduated at the top of his class with a Business Administration degree, has so far experienced careers ranging from dairy farmer to yoga instructor to software marketer to talk show intern. The bilingual Aiken is currently trying out jobs in Quebec, and is interested in offers throughout the summer in Quebec, Ontario and the maritimes.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have been overwhelmed by the positive response my project has received both from media and individuals throughout Canada and am excited to begin sharing my experience with Globe readers,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Aiken. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I see many signs that my generation is putting off the transition into adulthood Ã¢â‚¬" taking longer to finish university, get married, move out, start a family and to enter the work force. In a world where there are so many possibilities, the weight of all the possibilities can be overwhelming,Ã¢â‚¬Â
In February 2007, Aiken launched his quest to try different jobs across North America. He created a website where any individual or company could offer him a job offer for one week, and where he is recording his experiences with blog entries and short video clips posted to www.oneweekjob.com.
All proceeds that the company or individual pays him for his week of work are being donated to the Make Poverty History campaign (www.makepovertyhistory.ca) dedicated to tackling the issue of child poverty in Canada.
To offer Sean Aiken a job for a week, visit www.oneweekjob.com.
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