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HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE - Class in English
Fri, 12 May 2017, 18:40
How can you find work that truly fits your talents, circumstances and interests?
We all know what the perfect job looks like - well-paid, high-profile, intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding. No wonder our actual jobs have trouble measuring up.
This class is designed to help us think about what we really seek from our working lives. We start by looking at the factors that shape our career choices – from family background to personality tests – and whether these help or hinder our search for optimal opportunities. We explore what a meaningful job would really look like; and take apart the word 'meaning' to discover the hopes we invest in this concept.
We tackle a range of career dilemmas: should we be pursuing money and status? How important is it to have a job that embodies personal values, or that fully harnesses our talents? Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist - a wide achiever or a high achiever? Are 'dream jobs' actually attainable? This class is a humane, culturally rich occasion for a full audit of our career hopes and opportunities.
By considering insights from leading philosophers and psychologists, and by applying their insights to our own lives through practical exercises, this class will help participants:
• Better understand the things influencing their career choices;
• Gain understanding of what makes work personally meaningful;
• Create practical tools for choosing which jobs to pursue; and
• Develop personal plans for cultivating job satisfaction.
ABOUT CORE CLASSES
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.
Craig Schuftan is a writer, radio producer and public speaker from Sydney, Australia, currently living and working in Berlin. He is the author of books on music and popular culture and has given talks and lectures on music history, philosophy and pop culture in Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany. He presented two events at The School of Life in Melbourne, Australia, and produced hundreds of radio stories, segements, sketches and unclassifiable interruptions. Currently he is producing a comedy series for BBC radio 4, making music with his band 'Ducks!' and presenting a series of live multimedia presentations on the history of art and ideas at Berlin’s Babylon cinema, entitled ‘Culture Club Kino’.
18.40 - Welcome & drinks
19.00 - class commences
20.10 - break (times vary)
21.30 - class finishes
We offer a discount on tickets booked up to 5 weeks in advance.
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.