Several months ago, I wrote about Alexandra Levit's, How'd You Score That Gig?, a book which includes a great personality quiz, the results of which correspond to cool careers by personality type. It's a great way to jump start your career search if you want to do something new but you aren't sure just where to look yet.
But what if you know what you want to do but don't know how to begin? A great way to start is to listen to other people's stories; you can learn a lot by learning how other people have prepared--and trained themselves.
Naturally, there are many books you can listen to, but if you want to shake things up, check out the "Sound of Young America," a radio show distributed by Public Radio International. It's one of my new favorite finds, especially because I love the background story and description of the show:
Produced in the Los Angeles living room of host Jesse Thorn, a 25-year-old unemployed receptionist, The Sound of Young America is an edgy, irreverent comedy and arts interview show that bills itself as the “anti-Prairie Home Companion.”
Today, I'm listening to an episode about the careers of comedians and comedy writers Dana Gould "The Simpsons" and John Mulaney "Saturday Night Live." Check out the Sound of Young America and listen an episode or two.
Do you have any "under the radar" sources of career how-tos? If yes, please share!