3 Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

by : John Mce

With the nation captivated by the BBCs The Apprentice, does it make you question whether you are in the right career? Sir Alan certainly puts the contestants through rigorous, demanding and unfamiliar tasks to eliminate the weak, less adaptable hopefuls. How well do you think you would fair in the exciting and cut throat series.

Well in terms of a career it is important to think about exactly what you want to get from it. It is your working life so there should be no reason why you do not pursue something that actually interests and stimulates you. A successful career will keep you busy, will challenge you, will get the best out of you and reward you for your hard work. Although, unfortunately, this does not sound like many of our jobs, usually there is no logical reason why people get stuck in a dull, repetitive job they are not even happy with.

Do what you love. The first step you need to take is simply to think about what you wish to do in life. This stage is all about thinking outside the box. Reminisce about activities you are good at, usually you will find activities you enjoy also mean you will have some natural ability in that discipline. Ask questions about yourself, be frank, for example are you a people person, team player, an individual worker, an outdoors or office person etc. Dont be afraid to ask your friends and family for their input, they know you almost as well as you do, and might highlight intriguing careers.

Prepare yourself. Landing your dream job will probably not happen over night without any effort, research is key. A great place to start is looking at the skills you already possess and how you can excel at your desired career with these skills. Transferable skills is a keyword employers love, therefore use this to your advantage, and demonstrate how you are ideal for the job based on previous experience and skill sets.

Do the groundwork. Scouting around, researching potential employers and organising interviews is an essential part of finally doing what you love as your career. If you really are dedicated to the career, this should interest and excite rather than be a chore. Your CV should be as passionate about the job as you are, instantly raising you above the competition and demonstrating to future employers that you are genuinely interested in building up a career, not just filling a job.

In conclusion why not opt for a career change, if you are stuck in a laborious 9 to 5 that is not heading anywhere, what have you got to lose? Changing a career to something that truly excites you could be the best life decision you have ever made, but you are not going to know until you have made the leap. These three simple points could dramatically change your life, so be brave and go land your dream job.