This is an exercise from the book I’m currently reading, called How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric. You can purchase it here. It showed me how to write this “personal job advertisement” and then instructed me to email it to 10 people and ask for their specific suggestions as to what job or career I am best suited for. I decided to go a little more public with it and ask that you leave your suggestions in the comments below. If you are struggling with finding a career path, as I am, perhaps this book and activity will help you too.
Hello. My name is Barbara Williams. I am 27, of Mexican, Spanish and Welsh decent and I was born in Orange County, California. I lived in LA for about a decade, but I currently live in Lake Arrowhead. I am open to living in a variety of places, especially Oregon, Louisiana or Europe. I am particularly talented at listening to others, identifying potential solutions to any presented problem and I am a good communicator. I love all animals (especially my dog, Django), learning new things, researching various topics of interest (including health, history and people) and I enjoy reading, writing and practicing French (though I may not be very good at any of them). I believe in human rights, fair opportunities for all, and I enjoy helping the unloved feel loved. I tend to be quick-witted and thoughtful but I tend to have low self-confidence. I often second guess myself… and third and forth guess and so on. I can fear making a leap until I’m sure there’s a place to land, but sometimes I jump without thinking even once. I am an extrovert and feed on other people’s energy, as long as they’re willing to share it. I do not wish to become rich. I’d prefer just to make enough to pay bills and go out to eat, maybe travel occasionally. I’m sure a $40,000-$50,000 annual income would suffice.