In the market for a new job? Like the great outdoors? You may want to check out this new listing from Columbia Sportswear. The outdoor gear and clothing company wants to pay people to go on cool adventures, test out their latest products and show off on social media. The company has announced that they are looking for a couple of people to become their “Directors of Toughness.” As they explain,
People who can test gear in the most unforgiving conditions on Planet Earth and then tell the world about it. it. We’re hiring two people to be testers, world travellers, glacier climbers, brand ambassadors, social media gurus, nature photographers and spelunkers all in one … This is a real job. We’re not hiring a spokesperson.
It sounds like a cool gig if you basically want to live like Bear Grylls. They’re booking interviews now, so if you want your actual life to be like one of those adventure Instagram feeds, you can register here. Discuss
The team at BusinessInsider.com has created this large infograph outlining the best jobs for each one of the 16 personalities described in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Obviously, the list isn’t perfect, but it does provide some interesting insight into information that they claim “about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use” to analyze their employees. For the infograph data, they teamed with one of the authors of Do What You Are, Paul Tieger, and applied the methodology of the book. You can see the whole chart here ... Discuss
Now that filmmaker David Fincher is no longer attached to direct an upcoming biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs—written by Aaron Sorkin—Sony is reportedly now in talks with director Danny Boyle to helm the project. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, unlike Fincher, who wanted Christian Bale for the role of Jobs, Boyle is lobbying for Leo DiCaprio to get the part of the iconic tech industry leader. Though deals aren’t yet signed, it wouldn’t be the first time the two have worked together; DiCaprio starred in Boyle’s 2000 thriller The Beach. Unlike the poorly received Ashton Kutcher flop, Sorkin’s film is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography, which was written in close collaboration with Jobs before his death .. Discuss
The team behind The Social Network is turning their attention to another Silicon Valley story. Writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher are adapting Apple founder’s Steve Jobs bestselling biography by author Walter Isaacson. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, for his book Isaacson “obtained unrivaled access to Jobs during the last years of his life.” By all indications, this version looks like it will likely be better received than 2013’s Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, which earned only $35 million globally and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 27% ... Discuss