Finding a creative career

If you know a recent graduate who’s not yet found a job, you might want to give them a copy of a new book that offers helpful – if playful – advice.

Smith Street Books is an independent Australian publisher that specializes in “books with personality,” and “I Can Get Paid For That? 99 Creative Careers to Live a Life Less Ordinary” by Jo Stewart ($19.95) certainly fits that description.

The book, which also provides quirky inspiration for those considering a career change, is broad in scope, to say the least.

You’ll read all about job options in fields ranging from scientific to the performing arts, academic to sporting. Think diplomat or film critic, glassblower or truffle hunter, milliner or location scout, art therapist, costume designer, craft-beer historian or pet nanny.
The featured careers are described in depth, accompanied by practical tips that touch on education and qualifications, experience required, training and restrictions, if any.

It’s a fun read that, if nothing else, reminds us that life is all about exploring our options.

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– Mary Shustack

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