March 2009

Hey there friends,

VegasVickie reminded me that I failed to mention another really cool dream job opportunity that’s currently open at the Luxor in Vegas:  WINE MANAGER at the restaurant!  Once again, folks, as I tell my clients, there ARE dream jobs still out there.  Do you know of someone who’s a “foodie” or a wine enthusiast?  This is the perfect job for them.  Spread the word!




I have to say, I’m going to really miss working with Melissa Townsend.  She’s been with me since the beginning of VocationVacations….but by me announcing this really cool available dream job that was passed along to me by “Vegas Vickie”, I fear Melissa’s going to apply, get it and move to Vegas.  This is totally one of Melissa’s dream jobs.  If it’s yours too, you need to know that you’re up against some tough competition with Melissa.  🙂 

As I am always telling my career coaching clients, there ARE jobs out there.  And cool ones to boot.  Here’s the link to apply to be the Luxor’s Exec Casino Host:

Please send this blog link to your friends who may be interested.  And if not this job, check out the other dream jobs available at the LUXOR.  

Please become one of my Career Informers when you know of a newly announced dream job opportunity, please email me at


OK, friends, I’m p’ing my pants over this available dream job that just came to me from “EcoElla”.  How often can I ask:  

Want to become a Eco Tour Guide as a Sky Ranger in the forests of Colorado!?

This is a perfect job for a GenY person just coming out of school or a GenX or BabyBoomer who’s fit and wants to test the waters as an eco tour guide and have some fun doing something completely different in life.  I doubt it pays a ton of $’s BUT it’s not always about the $’s now is it?  So get out there….apply for the dream job!

Tell Soaring Colorado that Brian and EcoElla sent you!

Want to become one of my Career Informers?  Please send me a hot lead to a recently posted dream job that you know about…and we’ll have fun giving you your very own Career Informer handle!  Email me at:

or Twitter me:  briankurth


Alright, this is a HOT dream job, folks.  Career Informer “Strategy Sue” informed me of the Creative Director position currently open at School Specialty in Appleton, WI.  A creative job!  Yes, even in this economy.  See, these jobs DO still exist!  And it’s in the education sector to boot.  I’m here to tell you to stay positive and “get out there” and you can still find a great job.

Now, the description says it’s in Greenville, but that’s really a “suburb” of Appleton.  If you just laughed that I wrote that Appleton, WI has a suburb, then read no further as this Cheesehead from WI loves his homeland and doesn’t allow cheesy giggles or jokes.  😉  

Now, for those of you who are asking, “That’s fine, Brian, but where TF is Appleton?”, let me tell ya’ about Appleton.  It’s a great city.  45 minutes south of Green Bay (PACKERS!)…an hour and a half from both Madison and Milwaukee and only 3 hours from Chicago.  It’s a beautiful little city on the northern shores of Lake Winnebago….and the Fox River runs through the city. 

Anyway, here’s the link to the job….go get ’em Creatives!

Become a Career Informer!  Send me a HOT lead for a recently available dream job(s):


Hi Friends!

I just got word from my Career Informer, Hanging Chad, of another cool dream job in the energy field based here in Portland.  The position is Business Systems Analyst at Energy Trust.  Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc., is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy development.  Very cool organization!

Know of someone who’s been laid off from IT?  This is a perfect opportunity for them!  Lead them to this webpage on Energy Trust’s site:

When applying, let them know Brian Kurth and his Career Informers sent you….

See.  There ARE still dream jobs out there….


Hey Gang, 

There are some great technical & engineering job openings with EnXco in San Diego and Portland!  Perhaps something here for you or a friend or family member?  

Tell folks to sign up for my blog so they’ll be the first to be in the know when my “career informers” tell me of newly available jobs!  I post as soon as I hear of something great that’s come available…and I will only focus on POSITIVE career news that DOES exist out there….I just have to dig for it for you.  But happy to do so….

That being said, check out the dream jobs waiting at EnXco!

Good luck!

For those of you addicted to Dancing with the Stars (the new cycle debuts tonight!) like me, I want to encourage you to see YOURSELF as a star.  Yes, that’s right.  You are the star.  A few thoughts:

1.  OK, so you might not make it on the show, Dancing with the Stars, but you CAN still make your dreams come true of working in dance!  Live the dream.

2. Reach out to people in the field — get a mentor!  Volunteer some time at your local performing arts center…or a local dance studio.  Go to as many dance related events as possible.  

3.  Take some classes.  Feed your avocational passion!  Avocation sometimes leads to vocation.

4.  Perhaps you even are ready to test-drive your dream job.  We have some GREAT VocationVacations that fit the bill:

Ballroom Dance Studio Owner with Tina and Gabriel Simon — they’re a complete stitch.  You’ll have a blast and learn a ton!

Performing Arts Director with mentor Gracey Tune who happens to be Tony-award winning Tommy Tune’s sister

Choreographer with mentor Kishaya, who has choreographed Gwen Stefani and Disney’s High School Musical!

Broadway Director and Choreographer with Tony-nominated Jeff Calhoun!

Follow those dance dreams…and just know I’ll be joining you tonight at 8pm EST/PST for Dancing with the Stars!  🙂


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