It’s not the job, it’s the niche.


So what qualifies as a ‘best job’ now?

Brian: A position with design authority and an environment that fosters experimentation, exploration, and continuous learning; a job that accepts occasional failures in the pursuit of excellence. A satisfying design process has become as rewarding as the outcome. (from

When you are hungry for work, who cares. When you begin to scale Maslow’s little pyramid finding a job that really fits becomes increasingly important. In this stressful, jobless time why spend time thinking about your ideal job? Spend some time thinking about it because in this stressful time, an ideal job it may just land in your lap without your notice. Ofazomi, your helpful prognosticator, isn’t kidding. It happens all the time. You may not know if you have your ideal job. Sorry. Step back for a moment.


Pronunciation: \?nich also ?n?sh or ?nish\

Function: noun

Etymology: French, from Middle French, from nicher to nest, from Vulgar Latin *nidicare, from Latin nidus nest — more at nest

Date: 1611

1 a : a recess in a wall especially for a statue b : something that resembles a niche

2 a : a place, employment, status, or activity for which a person or thing is best fitted <finally found her niche> b : a habitat supplying the factors necessary for the existence of an organism or species c : the ecological role of an organism in a community especially in regard to food consumption d : a specialized market

Ideally your job, or ideal job, will live at the intersection of integrity, excellence and financial stability. An easier way to remember this is “Thrills-Skills-Bills.” You need a job you feel thrilled about, at which have the skills, whether incipient or fully realized to be the best-of-the-best and that pays you a reasonable wage, enough to cover all your bills.


How do you do this? Glad you asked! It is ever so easy to find your professional niche! Simply download and print this handy guide to devine your vocational future!


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One comment on “It’s not the job, it’s the niche.
  1. Thank you! This is a reminder that I can be in control.