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  The Job Scanner Secret - How to See the Invisible Jobs Everywhere Around You

Job Scanner Challenges:

What we're really doing here is reconstructing the jobs that made products, innovations, processes, procedures and structures possible.

If it exists, someone was probably paid to do it, and someone will probably also pay you to do something similar.

More interestingly for many of us, if it doesn't exist yet, that might be something we'd like to work on.

Sample questions to ask and answer:

  1. What problem does it solve?
  2. How does it work?
  3. How do we prove that it works?
  4. How is it made?
  5. How is it maintained?
  6. How can it be improved?
  7. What processes are needed to make it work properly?
  8. How do potential users find out about it, and persuaded to select one option over another?
  9. How is the development of the product/service funded, and by whom, and why?
  10. How do people learn how to use it properly?
  11. How do we adapt it to a different condition or user?
  12. How do we determine what the final product should look like and be able to do?
  13. Who sets pricing for new products/services and how is that done?

Your Goal: Find out what questions intrigue you the most

The important thing is not to go on a 5 hour internet search spree and try to find out answers to all of these questions for things you find.

Instead, note which questions you're most curious about and most interested to think more deeply into. These may give you the strongest clue into what kinds of jobs you might be inherently interested in.

You can use questions to guide a peek at current job openings, or try to figure out what question the company or organization is trying to solve from job postings you've already identified.

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