5. Write a Personal Job Ad. Krznaric continues: It is hard to work out what a meaningful career would really look like for us. So here's an exercise to help, where you get advice from other people. It's called the Personal Job Advertisement. First, write a half-page job advertisement telling the world who you are and what you care about in life. Write down your passions (such as playing the piano), the causes you believe in (such as wildlife preservation), your personal qualities (such as being quick-witted) and anything else that is important to you. But don't write down any job you desire. Now email the ad to ten different people you know (such as your policeman uncle or your best friend), asking them to suggest two or three career that might fit with what you have written. They should come up with some surprising – and inspiring – possibilities.
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