A lot of people don’t know what their dream job is which makes them settle for any kind of job that comes their way. Hence, it is important you know what your dream job is in terms of values, motivation etc.
Getting your dream job might not be as quite easy as you have thought of. A lot of people get discouraged when their dream jobs seems not to show up. Record showed that people who settle for jobs other than their dream jobs are less productive because there is no motivation to produce good result.
However, these 10 tips will surely guide you through the process of getting your dream job.
§ Preparation- it is often said that if you fail to prepare, then you are preparing to fail. Preparation is an essential tip in getting your dream job. This involves identifying what your skills are and developing them, adding those developed skills to tailor your resume, identifying what industry you would like to work (education, manufacturing, banking, telecommunication, etc.).
§ Research- after identification, it is important that you know the companies in the category of the industry you want to work. Make researches on those companies of your choice and what your dream job entails. Check their websites for any job openings and check other latest jobs platform.
§ Sign up for job alerts- follow your target companies online for new opportunities of job alerts by signing up to their newsletters.
§ Online Networking- with the internet, jobs searching have been made easier and goes beyond just asking a friend or going through a newspaper. Networking involves reaching out to people in connection with your dream job via social media platforms. Get connected to them via emails or direct messages instead of using your social media platforms for irrelevancies.
§ Exercise Patience- while you’re waiting for your dream job, you can decide to be involved in internship programmes which are in line with your dream job. This will help you to gain experience in the direction of your career.
§ Revamp your resume- the experiences you’ve gained through internship should be included in your resume and upload your resume on latest job platforms.
§ Get prepared for interview- it is most likely that since your resume is updated, you’ll be called for an interview. Hence, get yourself prepared with likely interview questions from the companies of your choice.
§ Check your mail- while you’re getting prepared for the interview questions, do check your mail as often as you can. Some job seekers have missed out of their dream jobs because they didn’t check their mail.
§ Dress well for your interview- dressing speaks volume about your identity. Dress for where you aspire to be and not just where you are. Don’t dress shabbily for an interview. It is advisable to dress in a manner that makes you look professional enough for the position you’re applying for.
§ Answer questions confidently- since many people are most likely to attend that same job interview as you, you have to impress the interviewers that you’re exceptional. One of the ways to go about that is by being confident in your speaking and even body positioning. Having confidence in yourself will earn you some accolades from your interviewers and also make them trust you.
Asides these listed tips that can land you your dream job, a follow-up note to the hiring managers for taking their time out to meet with you, would make you really stand out, as well as prayers to God all through the process. Do remember that success is directly proportional to smart work, provided that prayer is kept constant. All the best!