Job seeker testing the waters in all 50 states

Posted November 17, 2008
Updated November 18, 2008

Some people are having trouble finding one job. This drifting college graduate hopes to find 50.

Daniel Seddiqui was not ready to figure out what he wants to do with his life, so he decided to try a little bit of everything. He is attempting to hold 50 jobs in 50 states over 50 weeks.

After 12 weeks, he's decided park ranger is not his cup of tea. While in Wyoming, Seddiqui swept trails for 10 hours a day. He has also worked for the Mormon Church in Utah, as a logger in Oregon, announced a rodeo in South Dakota and been a corn farmer in Nebraska.

He hopes to write a book about the experience once he's done.

The 26-year-old from Los Altos, Calf., graduated with an economics degree in 2005 from the University of Southern California. "I failed 40 to 50 job interviews," Seddiqui said in an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


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