Book reveals perfect career matches

March 05, 1998|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Hate your job? Try finding the one you were made for.

That's what county residents Martha Finney and Deborah Dasch did when they interviewed people to learn the mistakes and turns of chance that helped them match their personalities with their career choice. The lessons learned along the way are told in "Find your Calling, Love your Life," a book about how others have made the match.

The authors will be at Barnes & Noble bookstore, 2532 Solomon's Island Road in Annapolis, from 7: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. today to sign copies of their book.

Finney and Dasch were close friends and financially pressed free-lance business writers and were unhappy with their work when the idea for the book was born.

"I said this prayer, and part of it was, I don't know what it would be like to be happy at work, and the answer was, it's your job to tell the story of what it's like to be happy in the workplace," said Finney, an Arnold resident.

The two traveled the country, led by tips from friends and neighbors about people who enjoyed their work, and listened to the stories: how a young man turned his love for serving people and a need for stability into in a management job at an Annapolis cafe and how a plea from an innocent convict led a businessman-turned-minister to establish an organization to fight for innocent death-row inmates.

Finney posts weekly profiles at www.heartlandatwork.com.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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