Even if your current job makes you miserable and you dread getting up in the morning to face it, it's not a good idea to quit and go searching for something better. A job, any job, is just too precious these days. But fear not -- Alexander Hiam, author of Business Innovation for Dummies and instructor at the University Massachusetts, at Amherst's Business School, can make you turn that sow's ear into a silk purse.
"I encounter many people whose jobs are nightmares for one simple reason: They cannot express their creativity in their work," says Hiam. "A dream job is, according to my research, really any job in which the employee can become fully engaged, using all their strengths and not having to close doors in their minds in order to go to work each day"