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When it comes to landing your dream job, are you one who believes in luck or hard work? Do you think that it’s not what you know but who you know? Do you believe landing your dream job is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or that you will keep dreaming and striving to reach multiple dreams? Today, it takes creativity and perseverance to land your dream job. Five creative strategies and tips are below to help you on landing your dream job.
Decide What You Want to Do
You can’t land your dream job if you don’t know what you want to do. Think about what you are passionate about and go from there. Don’t get scared if what you want seems outlandish or farfetched, go big. For instance, if you love fashion and shopping, a dream job for you could be anything from a buyer to a fashion journalist to a boutique owner. Think outside the box when you start thinking about what you want to do.
Get Paid While You Get There
Unlike the phrase “fake it till you make it,” getting paid while you get there means that you should not let inexperience hamper you from getting paid your worthwhile you work your way to your dream job. Experience is invaluable. Therefore, don’t let employers lowball you. When they know where you want to go, especially if you don’t come with experience, some employers will try to diminish your value.
Let Your ResumeMake an Impression
You want to get your resume noticed, and while it is never good to lie on a resume, get creative while describing your duties on a previous job. Describe what you did in a way that shows you were of service to someone. Instead of calling yourself a salesperson, consider yourself an in-person outfit generator, fashion advisor, or consultant. That shows passion and purpose.
To land your dream job, it will be necessary for you to network like crazy. Networking is actively exchanging information to professional or social contacts. Those contacts are invaluable for making valuable contacts. Networking can be various people like coworkers, family, friends, church members, gym, or virtually everywhere. They are all useful and maybe the person you need (or they may know the person) when seeking your dream job.
If you work in an industry where your dream job is but not in that position, talk to people in the department where you want to work. Meet and talk to different people in your building lobby, elevator, or even in the breakroom. Also, don’t wait until there is an opening for that job; get your supervisors and managers to write you a letter of recommendation at least one time per year.
Get Information and Use Resources
Keep your eyes open for literature and information on your dream job. Google is a good resource tool. Get all the information that you can on the job you want. Find out an estimated annual salary, the education, and training necessary, where it’s prevalent globally, and everything else you can about the field. Also, if certifications and licenses are necessary for the job, get practice so that you are ready for the exams. For example, there are CPA test prep groups online that will help you prepare for the CPA exam.
There is no magic trick to land your dream job; it takes creativity and persistence. Five tips to help you get there are to decide what you want to do, get paid while you get there, let your resume make an impression, network, and get all the information you can about the job.