For years, sisters Tag and Catherine Goulet toyed with the prospect of going into business together. One day over lunch, they started throwing around ideas. "We were watching people walk by who looked stressed out and miserable, and we said, 'There's got to be something better.' That's when it clicked. Why don't we sell books to help people build their dream career?" — from the Woman's Day magazine article "Dare to Dream"
That lunch meeting happened in 1999. In the more than 20 years since then, FabJob.com has been visited by millions of people seeking a dream career. Our little Canadian Indigenous-owned family business, which we're delighted to say has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, has now sold millions of dollars in career guides to hundreds of thousands of career-changers on six continents (we're still waiting for our first customer from Antarctica).
FabJob named Regional Winner in 2016 Small Business Challenge sponsored by The Globe and MailOur mission is to serve fabulous people who are ready to have their dream career. But we don't try to do it all. Instead, we focus on popular careers that don't require a college degree. With a few exceptions, our FabJob guides offer advice for getting started in either a low-cost fab home business (such as event planner, interior decorator, or image consultant) or a fab brick-and-mortar business (such as a brewery, bridal salon, or spa).
Each FabJob guide contains expert advice from people who have achieved success in the particular career. Experts offering inside information and advice in FabJob guides include Olympic athletes, Emmy Award winners, best-selling authors, nationally recognized business leaders, and other industry experts.
An award-winning e-book industry "Internet pioneer" (as the Better Business Bureau describes us), our FabJob guides and career advice have been featured in leading media and sites including: ABC, AOL, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Essence, Fast Company, Metro newspapers in Europe and New York, Microsoft’s MSN, Oprah’s newsletter, The Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Writer's Digest, Yahoo! and many more - even the movie Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.
Over the years, we kept hearing from readers that they loved all the information in our guides, but they wanted a way to show prospective clients and employers how much they'd learned. So, in 2013, we created a series of online certificate courses based on popular FabJob guides. The online certificate courses are offered through our new division, the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).
One of the joys of being blessed with good fortune is giving back to the community. We have donated thousands of books to organizations for the unemployed, and we support independent book publishing through sponsorship of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
For over a decade, FabJob has also funded the protection of acres of rain forest through The Rainforest Foundation and the planting of hundreds of trees through American Forests. Among the other organizations we have donated to is The Education Trust, which advocates for the high academic achievement of all students — particularly those of color or living in poverty.
We offer free tuition to any Aboriginal or Indigenous person through our AMI Scholarships program at IAP Career College, and donate to Indspire, "an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada."
The FabJob TeamWe're fortunate to work with many talented people, including dozens of awesome authors and affiliates. We also have a fabulous team of FabJobbers who help bring you our FabJob guides and website, including:
You can read more about some of these people, and some of our course developers and career college faculty, on the About Us page at our IAP Career College website.