Land The Job Of Your Dreams: A How To Guide
Landing the job of your dreams might seem like something you’re never going to achieve – however, those kind of thoughts and feelings can actually stop you from getting to where you want to be. It’s important to know that you have the right to go for what you want, and that you’re more than capable of it if you’re committed enough and willing to put in the work.
This How To Guide will help you to land the job of your dreams. Read on to learn more:
Get Your Head In The Right Place
First thing’s first: don’t try to run before you can walk. You need to get your head in the right place if you’re going to land this job. Your mindset is absolutely everything, and if you spend any time listening to life/job coaches on podcasts and YouTube, you’ll get a better idea of this.
It can take time to switch your thinking around and get your head in the right place – but it can be done. Start now.
Find A Path That Works For You
There are usually multiple paths to a career choice or job that you want. One path that worked for somebody else may not work or be right for you. It’s so important that you figure out the best way for you – for instance, will you train part time? Can you go into full time? Maybe you’ll just do night classes and workshops to gain what you need.
Speaking to a life coach or career advisor could help you to take an objective look on things.
You can have all of the knowledge in the world, but experience will still get you noticed more often than not. How can you get experience in your chosen career or industry? Offer to help out for free for a while. See if this industry is really for you, and make sure you enjoy the role.
Networking in the industry isn’t being dishonest. It’s about meeting people, learning more about the role/industry, and getting your name out there. Sometimes, the phrase ‘it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know’ really does apply.
Create An Outstanding CV and Cover Letter
Having an outstanding CV and cover letter is something that is going to set you apart from other candidates and actually get you in for an interview. You need to make sure yours isn’t the same thing they’re seeing every day. If you’ve never been great at this, there are services that can do it for you. Make sure only relevant information for the job you’re going for is included. The more you can tailor it the better.
Be Willing To Work Your Way Up From The Bottom
Don’t make this about the money – at least not to begin with. Be willing to work your way up from the bottom. This should be about your passion for the role, the industry, and the problems you’re solving. If you have passion, employers will see it!