Don’t fire yet, I’m not quite read…

August 11, 2008


Blog Guy, I know your career advice for recent grads is the best. I got a glossy brochure promising a great job for people who enjoy “flying, working outdoors, and being on the fast track.” Sounds pretty good, right?

Sigh. No. Read the fine print. They’re looking for folks to be shot out of a cannon, a career path I  can’t recommend.  Here’s a good rule of thumb: if a job requires you to do something you’ve only seen in the cartoons, you should keep looking.

Hmmmm.  So this wouldn’t be a good move?

Let me try to be more clear. If you find yourself in a long metal tube, and the only thing between a burning wick and your big butt is a keg of gunpowder, well, maybe your Art History degree isn’t as marketable as you thought it would be. Now close your eyes and plug your ears…

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Circus performer is shot out of a cannon and soars high above the grandstand during the Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede in Strathmore, Alberta August 3, 2008. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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