It seems like every time I open my laptop (or, to be more accurate, every time I unlock my iPhone), I see a news story about the kind of job that seems like it should only exist in a unicorn-laden world where everyone is happy. According to social media, there are paid puppy holders, ice cream tasters, roller coaster critics… the list goes on.
While most of us can’t have those jobs, word on the street is that there is a dream job out there for everyone. Based on our skills and interests, we can find a real-world job that makes us as happy as that puppy-holding job would (or at least one that comes pretty close).
You should be a communications consultant. Making your own (flexible) schedule, focusing on the inner-workings of people and deciding your going rate? Sign me up.
You should be a travel agent. Planning trips to the world’s hottest destinations and making people’s dreams come true all while getting the information you need for your bucket list sounds like a win-win to me.
You should be a litigation attorney. This job would combine your love for research, banter and bragging rights into a five-star reality. Plus, the ability to do something impactful makes this role all the more rewarding.
You should be a virtual assistant. The ability to work from home but still get your daily dose of social interaction (and exciting job experiences) makes this role your perfect fit. Plus, you’ll be able to scrape elbows with tons of interesting people, make impactful decisions for individuals or groups, and probably get the inside scoop on what airline is best, once and for all (at least in your boss’s opinion).
You should be a UX Designer. This job will let you flex the creative left-side of your brain in a unique, data-driven way that also appeals to the right-side of your brain. And when the whole brain is happy, you’re happy. You’re welcome.
You should be an editor. Helping writers tell their stories — while flexing your creativity and problem-solving skills — sounds like the perfect fit for you. Plus, being an editor at a publication you love means the exciting opportunity to dig deeper into your other passions — like fashion, tech or entertainment.
You should be a blogger. Using your voice has always come naturally to you, and blogging is the perfect platform to do so. Blogging lets you connect with others, explore topics you’re passionate about and keep every day at “work” a little bit different.
You should be a politician. A natural people-person with a heart for service, you would make the perfect advocate for the masses. Politics allows you to make genuine connections while using your charm to play the game and get things done. Challenge accepted.
You should be a venture capitalist. A fast-paced career with tons of space to stretch yourself and learn something new, venture capital isn’t for everyone. But with your natural confidence and quick mind, you’d make the perfect fit for this field.