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Dream Job of Małgorzata Krakowska

I have met Gosia for the first time in May 2012 in the Polish restaurant Kredens, where Gosia was one of the contestants in the second edition of Miss Poland, and I was giving the “CV Workshop’‘ to all the contestants. Even though she did not win, she impress me with her smile, kindness and intelligence. I am happy she agreed to participate in this blog and share with all of you her dream job…

Name:                        Gosia (Małgorzata) Krakowska

Country / City:            The Netherlands / Amsterdam   Gosia Krakowska

What is your dream?

To write few good books. I have always wanted to become a writer. I love writing, and I write everyday, whether it is my anonymous review for Rotten Tomatoes, a daily input on Wikipedia or just a page in my diary. I could not live without writing or reading. I come from home where books are literally everywhere, and reading is a matter of habit. I am contaminated with love for books.

What is your dream job?

Writing and being able to make a living from it. My mom taught me to write when I was only 3, and at the age of 4 I was reading already. I began composing my first stories at the age of 8, and I had published my first short novel when I was 11. Being aware of the fact that writing might not be the most practical and bread-winning profession, I followed my dad’s advice and went to study law.
Many good writers had studied or practised law before they took a turn into their writing careers. And that was the strategy I chose for myself. I do not regret it although the studies proved to be quite difficult.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

I did not achieve what I would like to yet. Because of my studies, I had abandoned creative writing for a while. I slowly came back to it by…editing and writing articles on Wikipedia. Later, I signed up to journalism and writing workshops led by Nina Siegal from New York Times. Afterwards, I began writing for Amsterdam Law School magazine, and Folia, the online magazine of the University of Amsterdam. But those are very humble beginnings. I believe that ”the big” is yet to come.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

Write everyday. Keep the focus on your goals all the time. Do not run away from or avoid obstacles- rather try to face them. Personally, I like dealing with adversity because it usually thrives to bring the best out of me. Also, patience and endurance are very important. Very important…Quoting Mikhail Bulgakov, one of my favorite writers, things always turn out right because the world is built that way. In other words, never give up.

Who are you?

I was born in West Poland, educated at an international high school, and since 8 years I have been living in the Netherlands. My family comes from the Ukraine and East Poland. Although I grew up in a pretty cosmopolitan surroundings, I have a very strong sense of my East European identity. I feel more Slavic now than a couple of years ago. Being Slavic means being more spiritual, more nostalgic and melancholic. The hard to grasp Slavic soul is mystical, unexplained and sometimes difficult to understand by others.

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Happy New Year 2014 to Everyone

JO(B)ANNA – Dream Job Diva – Career & Life Coach wishing you & your families 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
Vrolijk Kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo
С Рождеством Христовым и Новым годом
Čestit Božić i sretna Nova godina
Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Срећан Божић и Срећна Нова Година
Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
God Jul & Gott Nytt År
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr
Весела Коледа и Щастлива Нова Година

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Can you imagine your future job…?

Andrew McAfee argue that new technology inventions actually is positive.

The replacement of humans by new technologies, for me is still beyond imagination even though I know it is happening already. It really raced the question in what direction we shall train in order to compete with the machines. What kind of job one will have and will it be satisfactory and beneficiary. I have two questions related to it:

1) How the recruitment / interview process will look like? Will we be interview by highly intelligent computers? And what criteria will be taken into account? 

2) What about people who are not into computers and technologies, what about those who prefer to work with their hands, will they find a job since all manual work seems to be replaced by the androids?

Further Reading:

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in COACHING, Inspired by others

 

Dream Job of Jae De Wylde Minshall

I have met Jae a while ago in 2011 at the ABC Bookstore in The Hague where together with few other writers among with Jo Parfit, Jae was promoting & launching her book ”The Thinking Tank”.

Name:                           Jae De Wylde

Country/City:                 Lincolnshire, UK         Jae

What is your dream?


To write and to dance in equal measure.

What is your dream job?


Teaching was always my dream job. It is a wonderful career, which allows you to pursue your own interests in extra-curricular activities with the children. How else would I have got to choreograph musicals, teach dance, go on study trips to the US, Germany, France, all as part of my day job! I loved it and enjoyed every privileged moment I spent with the kids. Now, my dream job is to write contemporary fiction – so you could say, I am living the dream!

How did you achieve your goal = dream job?


They say every cloud has a silver lining. Mine turned out to be a family tragedy followed by major illness, which led to a career break and swiftly on to a change of direction – and into the world of novel writing. I was so fortunate to find a publisher who liked my work and feel so blessed that both The Thinking Tank and Sleeping People Lie have been very well received.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?


When bad things happen, never give up. Look for the light beyond the darkness. If you close yourself to the possibilities of the universe, you won’t hear the call of your dreams. Some things in life you cannot change. Acceptance allows your spirit to calm and to be open to ideas, however bonkers they may seem!

Who are you?

Just a girl from Battersea who has experienced a share of life’s crappy stuff – and some of its incredible blessings – www.jaedewylde.com

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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in Books, What is Your Dream Job?

 

Old – New ”Connect with your dream job” workshops from 2014

Since 2010 I have been facilitating ”Connect with your dream job” (CWYDJ) support meetings under the umbrella of JO(B)ANNADream Job Diva Career and Life Coaching, and Connecting Women. Now I wish to thank Connecting Women for giving me a chance to start up the group under their organisation and promoting and supporting it. Thanks to it, I was able to grow as a coach and a facilitator.

As of January 2014 ”Connect with your dream job” will be run only under the umbrella of JO(B)ANNADream Job Diva – Career and Life Coaching, and as always it will be facilitated by JO(B)ANNA.

The idea of being a support, for those who are searching for a job, remains the main issue of the workshops, however there will be some changes:

CWYDJ  will be paid – 10,- euro per workshop;

CWYDJ will have a form of a structured workshop, than just a support group meeting, however there               will be a room as always to share and learn from each other as that was the biggest assets               of each meeting;

CWYDJ will take 2 hours;

CWYDJ will be for women and men;

CWYDJ minimum amount of participant 2 – maximum amount of participant 10;

CWYDJ will take place in The Hague, unless you arrange a group and location elsewhere;

For dates and time please check this Dream Job Diva blog regularly and / or the Facebook Dream Job Diva Coaching Page.

To book the workshop session(s) send an e-mail: info@dreamjobdiva.com.  

Thank you for choosing JO(B)ANNA – Dream Job Diva Career and Life Coaching.

See you in 2014! 

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