Focus Your Career Search: Tips to Find Your Dream Job

May 22, 2013

Changing Careers, Job Hunt

Get Hired Fast - career searchWhen you are out on a new career search, it is a good time to consider looking for your dream position. Many people end up taking a job due to their circumstances or limited options and don’t get to hold out for their dream position. But if you are looking for a new position, you may be able to take some steps toward securing the perfect job for you.

Identify

It is difficult to look for the perfect job if you are not sure of what your dream job might be. Figuring out what you want to do long-term means that you will have to do a self-assessment to determine what is important to you. What do you care about? What type of life do you want to lead? Write your answers down and review them to help you clarify your thoughts.

Make Connections

Once you figure out what job you would ideally like to have, you need to make connections with people in that industry. Having a mentor can help you learn more about the job and the industry that you want to enter. You can find connections by asking friends and colleagues or looking on the Internet. Blogs or other social media is a good place to start; you can start getting your name out there. This can be a slow process though, so be patient.

Slow Movement is Acceptable

Dream jobs do not typically drop into your lap; it may be a slow process. So you have to recognize that while you may have to do other things to help you prepare for your dream position, as long as you are making progress, it is positive. Steadily working gets you closer to your goal.

Be Realistic

You have to be clear that it may take a while to get your dream job. You may have to make some detours on your job journey. You also have to be clear that even if you get your dream job, it won’t be perfect. There may be issues within your job that you may not like or enjoy; there may be times that you don’t want to go work. The goal is to want to go to work more days than you don’t.

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