One Week Job

One Week Job

8.4/10 based on 36 votes

After Sean Aiken graduated from college at the top of his class he discovered that there was one thing he still didn’t know; he had no clue what career he wanted to pursue. Everyone who knew him kept saying that he had a lot of potential, but the big question was where to apply that potential. And so the One Week Job Project was born. Sean decided that for the next 52 weeks, he would try out 52 different jobs. Watch Sean Aiken go from bungee jumping operator to dairy farmer to motivational speaker in this thought-provoking documentary.

Most people agree that in order to figure out what career path to choose, you need to find your passion in life. What most can’t tell you is how one goes about finding it. Where can passion be found? There’s no easy answer to this question because we are all so incredibly different.

When Shawn started on his journey, he had no idea what he would discover. At first he began taking jobs in Vancouver, near his home. But he soon found himself traveling all over North America and even Hawaii as the media picked up his story.

Soon he was flooded with emails and phone calls from all over the world. He could have never imagined the generosity, encouragement, and support he would get from complete strangers.

Does Shawn finally discover his passion? Did he eventually find a job he enjoyed enough to spend the rest of his life doing? Join Sean Aiken on this amazing journey that holds great lessons for all of us.

GD Star Rating
Rating: 8.4/10 based on 36 votes

Discuss This Documentary

  • Paul

    I really enjoyed the documentary other than the “reality tv ” aspect of it with the relationship between Sean and his girlfriend. That should have been left out of this doc.

  • poppins

    I enjoyed this documentary. I think he is a very motivated and clever young man.

  • Chris

    Dear documentary storm, are you aware of the unbelievably retarded mistake in the discription of this program? Sean, Shawn, which one is it?

    • Description

      Sorry about that, my bad.

  • adilniaz

    its realy good documentary for thouse you have no job like me .

    • MzThinker

      Great project for anybody. Most people would need some support

  • Jason

    Brilliant !

  • Dave

    This guy deserves credit for achieving what he wanted to do but as he stated about all the media coverage he was getting most of the employers was just looking for publicity from him rather than him being an employee

    • Felix

      Yeah, that is true for his initial employment, but he still got to see what all the jobs were like, even if the boss was quite lenient because of the media attention.

  • Rick

    Great job Sean, loved it!

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  • MzThinker

    Terrific. Wonderful to see such optimism and action when everyone else is hopeless and depressed

  • Kimberley Hlina

    I teach in Delta, and this was a good documentary to show my Communications 11/12 students, at the end of our “Real World, Real Jobs” unit. The fast-pace works well for this age group, and they got a beginning-understanding of what some of the jobs might entail, what it’s important to consider in employment, and how to weed out what you don’t want and/or what type of jobs wouldn’t be a good fit for the kind of person you are. Thanks so much for making this available!!

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