So, you want a new job? Perhaps you fancy a change, and you’re stuck in a rut? Maybe you think you’re not appreciated? Or, you think your job sucks? In this post, we look at the steps you need to take to find your dream job.
Let me ask you this: Are you challenged? Or, just coasting?
What are you going to do about it?
Stick with me and I’ll tell you. But be warned, you may not like what I’m going to say. I’ll share a few home truths with you. And, I’ll be telling you where the problem lies.
How to Find Your Dream Job In 8 Easy Steps
So, you want a new job? Well, do something about it, get up and get noticed!
A little urgency goes a long way
If you want, or indeed need a new job, it is entirely up to you to do something about it. Getting that dream job takes time and effort, not wishful thinking.
If you’re dissatisfied with your job for any reason, stop procrastinating and take charge of the situation. If you don’t, it won’t get better, it’ll get worse.
Worse still, if you fail to act, you’ll find yourself in a dead-end job with little hope of a happy ending.
So, take charge, and commit to changing your job.
You must become the change you want to see.
Surround yourself with the best people and resources
You’re going to need help getting that dream job.
The first piece of advice I would give anyone is not to contact a recruitment agency. Really. Unfortunately, most agencies play a numbers game, so there’s no mileage contacting them until you stand out from the crowd.
What you need to do is this: write a killer CV.
Creating your CV is not about going through the motions according to a tired old formula. It is your chance to sell yourself and, above all, to get that vital first interview. – James Caan
Focus on your strengths and achievements, and be clear about your unique selling proposition.
Finally, get a mentor. A developmental mentor helps you to discover your wisdom by encouraging you to work towards career goals and develop self-reliance.
A mentor is a more experienced individual willing to share knowledge with someone less experienced in a relationship of mutual trust. – David Clutterbuck
Know what you want
So, you want a new job? What’s it going to be?
If you can’t answer that questions straight up, step back from the job search and decide what you want to do?