Inside this issue:
Feature Story #1:
Breaking Into Your
Dream Industry When
You Lack Superstar Skills
Attention, JSP Grads!
Feature Story #2:
How Do I Convince
Employers I Want To
Downshift My Career?
George P. Shultz
National Foreign Affairs
U.S. Department of State
what our age
there are still
within us and
waiting to be
- Dale E. Turner
“Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you,
If you’re young at heart!”
This month we bring you two articles from The
Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal website.
Both offer advice to help you make your dreams
come true — a sentiment that we wish for you
YOUR DREAM INDUSTRY
WHEN YOU LACK
By Sarah E. Needleman
(Published in CareerJournal.com on May 22, 2007. Reprinted
here with permission of The Wall Street Journal.)
Jeremy Atkins enjoys many of the benefits of a success-
ful comic-book illustrator, though he doesn't have a shred
of artistic talent.
Mr. Atkins, 30 years old and a collector of comics since
childhood, gets free passes to trade shows, discounts on
his favorite toys, and the chance to hobnob with such in-
dustry luminaries as Frank Miller, creator of Batman: The
Dark Knight Returns. The perks come with his job as di-
rector of publicity for Dark Horse Comics Inc.
If you're passionate about a certain industry but lack the
skills commonly associated with its most visible leaders,
you can try to pursue a career working on the sidelines.
Being behind the scenes may offer more
than just the opportunity to score freebies
and gain exposure to your dream indus-
try's superstars. The career choice may
also help you enjoy what you do for a liv-
ing as well as pay your bills.
Eric Doyne says he originally abandoned
his goal of working in sports after his at-
tempts at b