Sean Aiken: Turning Your Passion Into A Career

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #10. Tyler Basu and Sean Aiken “Turning Your Passion Into A Career”

Sean Aiken | Turning Your Passion Into A Career | Chatting With Champions Sean Aiken is the creator of The One Week Job Project – an inspiring journey across North America in which he worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks to find his passion. He’s been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Globe & Mail, on CNN, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, MTV, CBC, CTV, and countless other media outlets around the world. His book, The One Week Job Project, is published by Random House USA and Penguin Books Canada.

Sean frequently speaks to students and companies about what he learned from his One Week Job experience and is currently developing a program to empower others to discover their passion by taking on a series of “one week jobs”. He has also expanded the project internationally to Australia, the United States, and the UK.

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Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Sean’s background and inspiration for the One-Week Job Project
  • Why college and university students struggle to choose a specific career
  • Which of the 52 jobs he tried he enjoyed the most and why
  • How he attracted the attention of media and sponsors for the project
  • Becoming a published author and professional speaker
  • Expansion of the One-Week Job Project into other countries
  • Advice for young adults struggling to choose a specific career path
  • Advice for those who are unhappy with their current career
  • How to pursue your passion and make it your career