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How to Find a Dream Job – the Do’s and Don’ts!
Are you unhappy with work and want to find a dream job, but are unsure how? Well, you’re not the only one! There are a lot of people on the same quest.
The truth is, the world is filled with job opportunities. The tricky part is the job search. Where to search for a dream job? How to land an interview that will lead to your dream job? If these questions are on your mind, keep on reading!
What is a Dream Job?
First, let’s define a dream job. For most, it means engaging work that doesn’t drain your life energy. On top of that, people would like it to be well paid.
The good news is that every person has a different idea of a dream job so finding yours shouldn’t be a problem!
How to Find a Dream Job – The Ultimate Guide!
The first step in finding a dream job is defining what it is for YOU. Find something you’re passionate about, something you like. Make sure you try out things because that’s the only way to find your dream job.
Once you’ve defined your dream job, your next step is the actual job search.
We’ve covered the job search topic quite a few things in our other blog posts. And if you don’t believe me, check out our blog page here. Still, you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read all those so I’ll summarize our advice here.
To find a dream job, we recommend you do the following, as soon as possible:
- explore different industries, occupations, and positions
- don’t be afraid to try out things
- write a CV (without using templates)
- organize your job search
- use job boards
- be active on LinkedIn
If you follow these steps, you will find your dream job and turn your life around!
Mistakes People Make When Searching for a Dream Job
The number one mistake people make when trying to find their dream job is not believing in themselves! This can come in many forms, for example, not applying for an interesting position or thinking they’re too old. So, don’t get sucked into that train of thought. If you feel like you need a change – you do! Don’t overthink it, just keep going.
The second most common mistake people do is, they feel like they can’t try out things. Why? Because they care too much about what others think and feel like jumping from one job to another looks bad. The workaround is either not to share stuff with people who are not supportive or just ignore them!
The third most common mistake is overthinking! Honestly, there’s no room for analysis and overthinking. Finding a dream job is a real quest, and you can’t stop until you’ve completed it. So, get out there and find what you’re passionate about.
Every person has a different idea of a dream job. We can all find something we consider to be a dream; we just need to be persistent. After defining what is it that you want, get out there and do whatever you need to do until you’re happy.
If you need help with defining what would be the best path for you, consider booking a one-off coaching session Exploring Options here.
However, if you know exactly what you want but you need help with CV writing – we got you! You can either get in touch using the form below and we’ll gladly help you. You can now also learn how to write CVs like a pro. Simply order our step-by-step CV writing guide here. Follow the steps outlined in this guide and change your job search forever.