I want to go into the vinal records industry

Have you recently heard any say they want to go into the vinal records industry?

I doubt it.

Why?  Because it’s an industry that seems to have had it’s day… it’s done (not really… check out this 2007 article titled Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD’s Coffin).

Can you interview to be the salesperson for vinal records?  Or the operations manager at the plant where vinal records are manufactured?  Or a broker, project manager, buyer, product manager, marketing manager, etc?

I think you’ll be hard pressed to find anything.  Mention to someone that you are looking for a job in this space and you’ll probably get looks of “are you nuts?”

Let’s take this extreme example and change it around a tiny bit: ask yourself why you are looking for a job at a _______ company.

________ could be related to the size of the company, or the size of the industry, or a geographic location, etc.

I’ve seen tens of thousands of professionals look for jobs in the last few years, and I sometimes wonder if they are barking up the wrong tree.  Perhaps what they should be looking at is something entrepreneurial.  Or something to help create multiple streams of income.  Or something that is NOT a job at ________ company.

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

Maybe in a few years it will sound as crazy as … looking for a job at a vinal records company.

Are you barking up the wrong tree?

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