Hello, and welcome to my online home. My name is Drew Tewell. I am the author of the book, The Dream Job Program.
I also have a day job as a recruiter where I work with job seekers and employers on a daily basis. And I’m married and have a three-year-old son.
This is my personal blog. I write to help you:
1. Get the job you want (Category: Your Dream Job)
Discover and land your dream job.
2. Develop yourself professionally (Category: Professional Development)
Learn the fundamentals of working in a post-industrial world.
3. Come along for the ride (Category: Authors, Bloggers, Coaches)
Join me on my journey to becoming a NY Times best-selling author.
I post once a week, on Tuesdays. I also post links to my guest posts, which I write weekly, but more on that later. You can subscribe to this blog and get my posts delivered to your inbox by entering your email in the box on the sidebar under the heading, “Free Book” (I’ll send you a free copy of my book, which sells on Amazon, when you subscribe).
The Dream Job Program: Get the job you want, is my career coaching in book form.
The Dream Job Program has three parts:
2. Your work
3. Your job search
Which will help you:
- Understand yourself
- Clarify the job or career you want
- Get the job or career you want
“Most people need help finding the best job for them. The Dream Job Program walks you through a process to find the right spot for you in the workforce.” — Penelope Trunk, Author of Brazen Careerist
You can purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.com. Or, like I mentioned earlier, you can get a copy for free when you subscribe for email updates from this blog.
My Dream Job
My dream job is to become a NY Times best-selling author. So this year, my goal is to land a book publishing deal. My strategy to land a book publishing deal is to grow my online platform by:
- Writing a guest post every week for 2013
- Giving away my book (which sells on Amazon) for free to email subscribers to this blog
After two years of training and another year of interning, I was working at a job that I loved. A job that I felt I was born to do. I could work all day and into the evening, and time flew by. What a job and what a life.
Fast forward and having been married for almost a year, my wife and I made the courageous decision to move out of our home state, and away from our familiar surroundings to an area we had only visited a couple of times. Before the move, I had lined up a potential position in my field and within a short time of moving, I went in for the interview. I wouldn’t say that the interview went bad, but I did not end up taking the position in part because the salary was not there, literally! So, I now found myself living far away from home with no job, and the one opportunity that I had lined up fell through.
Within a few weeks, I was waking up early in the morning to go to a daily labor company that would hire people on an as needed basis for various jobs. The pay was a low hourly wage and, oh, did I mention, you only got paid if someone called in and needed some workers. It was not guaranteed in any way. In addition, I did some work through a temp agency that was short term and then ended up working a couple of other jobs, basically wherever I could find work, doing whatever I had to do.
Eventually, I found myself at a call center taking credit card applications. This was not enjoyable to me but it was an income, even if it wasn’t much of one. Then it happened. After working at the call center for almost a year-and-a-half, I got fired and was unemployed again! But during this time of unemployment, I discovered a simple, but effective process that helped me find not just any job, but a job that I wanted and that I had chosen.
After being fired from the call center, I eventually took some time to identify what I wanted in my next job.
Two of the characteristics I chose were:
1. A job where I could help people.
2. A job where I could make good money.
Having identified what I wanted in my next job, I began to contact businesses that matched my criteria. I did this by simply:
1. Going through the yellow pages and making phone calls.
2. Asking if they were hiring or leaving a message.
One of the organizations that I contacted was hiring for a position that matched my criteria. So, I ended up taking the job. It was a job where I could help people and that also paid over 50% more than my call center job! Talk about results! So, for over the next year-and-a-half I worked at a community center teaching classes on career planning and job search and as a case manager helping under resourced individuals and those 55 and older with employment needs. Through the materials that I taught from, written by Michael Farr, an author that has now sold over 2 million copies of career related books, I learned that what I had done in my search for the job that I wanted was right in line with some of the most effective methods of career planning and job search.
It’s been over eight years since I took that job at that community center helping those individuals. Now, I hope you will give me the opportunity to help you! Maybe you can relate to one of the situations that I found myself in. Are you currently unemployed and looking for work? Or also, like I experienced, are you in a job that is not enjoyable and now you’re ready for something new? Or maybe you are working at a job that you love! That’s great. But if you are visiting this website, chances are that you find yourself in a work situation that is less than favorable, maybe even barley tolerable or, possibly, you’re out of work all together. I can help you!
Finding the right career can be difficult, especially in the current job market. So if you’re ready to pursue a new job or career, but not sure what steps to take next, The Dream Job Program will help you get on track!