Discover Your Career Passion Through VocationVacations
Do you spend a good chunk of your time at work fantasizing about a new career? Are you stuck in an office cubicle longing for a job that allows you to be outdoors or are you a corporate stiff who wishes you were running your own business? Imagine if you could test-drive the career of your dreams completely risk free. You can! VocationVacations, launched in 2004 by Brian Kurth, offers the opportunity to try out one of over 175 unique careers.
During a vocation vacation, "vocationers" spend one to three days with one of the program's 500 pre-approved passionate and committed mentors and are immersed in their dream career. Some of Kurth's "graduates" have gone on to become dog day care owners, cheese makers, B&B owners, comedians, makeup artists, detectives, and horse trainers. With mentors in more than 30 states and new ones being added every day, the possibilities seem endless.
Vocation Vacations range from $549 to $2,499, but 95% are approximately $899 for two days of career mentorship. That's certainly cheaper than many leisure vacation options and the investment could land you in a line of work that you love so much that every day feels like a vacation.
Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, has over fifteen years of experience in career management, recruiting, executive coaching, and organizational development.
Barbara partners with both Fortune 100 companies and individuals to deliver targeted programs focusing on resume development, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation skills, and online identity management.
She is the author of Happy About My Resume: 50 Tips For Building a Better Document to Secure a Brighter Future and #JOBSEARCHtweet and her award-winning resumes are featured in dozens of career-related publications.