The feeling of waking up in the morning, doing what you love to do in an environment that inspires you to do more and getting paid for it sounds great. Yes! That’s a simple definition of a dream job. Most people dream of this, it becomes a reality, and they live a fulfilling life. Unlike others who are still trying hard to figure out what to do, where and how to land their dream job.
Finding your dream job may be challenging, yet there is a way out. Here are 4 secrets to land your dream job.
1. Define Your Goal
Knowing who you are, your strengths and interests is a great way of recognizing which career path suits you as an individual. Take time and list down your strengths, technical skills, abilities, talents and interests. This allows you to ultimately set career goals. Setting a realistic career goal serves as a guide to help you identify what exactly you are aspiring to achieve in your profession and gives you a clear understanding of what to do, where and how to achieve that dream. It serves as a foundation to make professional decisions.
2. What Makes You Unique and Different
Everyone is talented in his/her own way. As mentioned earlier, you must figure out your strengths and that unique value you possess that makes you different from others. For instance, you may be very good with convincing people to believe in your ideas. If you are able to identify this, this could be your unique selling proposition to potential employers and hiring managers. This certainly directs you to which career path and job that will make use of these qualities and bring you fulfilment.
3. Network/ Make Use of Social Media
Networking is incredibly important in your job search. You can never sit in your own corner and expect a miracle to happen. You need to work hard at what you want. Take the pain and time to connect with people. You must learn to be deliberate in connecting with people. Life is all about building and nurturing relationships with the right people. Invest in building relationships, you will be surprised how they can bring great opportunities your way. Use social media to connect and more importantly to showcase your ability and skills. LinkedIn is one professional social networking platform you can leverage on to increase your visibility to potential employers.
4. Make Use of Online Recruitment Portals
Most employers and hiring managers today use online recruitment portals like Samuel Kwame Boadu’s Telegram Channel to source for the right candidates. Which means this should be a big part of your job search strategy.
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