Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Journey to Land your Dream Job | Lifestyler

We’ve all day dreamt about what it would be like to actually have a career that doesn’t feel like a job, but a hobby that we’re lucky enough to get paid for. Because let’s face it, there’s a difference between a job that pays the bills and a fulfilling career.

But whilst dreams like this might have been classed as just that, many years ago, the fact is that times are changing, and the barriers that once existed between us and our aspirations have gates and paths that can us there.

The world itself has changed, technology has revolutionised the way we communicate and the way in which we’re able to gain information.

Throw out the rule book of the conventional ways of bagging that career, and kick start it with a few of these tips.

Apply even if they don’t exist 
Whether you’re graduating or simply looking for a new challenge, when applying for traditional job adverts, you’re probably one amongst many. With the interview process being tedious and the application process even more so, be bold and brave and apply for jobs that don’t even exist.
It’s sounds a little crazy, but if you love a particular brand or company, just send across your CV and show them what you’re made of. You never know if they’re thinking of expanding and along you’ve come fully equipped to fill the role.

Make yourself stand out by doing a little personal research so you can make our grand entrance more special, does the manager or director love a particular food or sweets? Perhaps you could send a sweet hamper to them along with a copy of your CV and portfolio on a business card USB stick.
This touch will impress them instantly, and even just out of interest to find out who you are they’ll be call you up for an interview in no time.

Keep Learning
Great companies hire people who are willing to learn, and not afraid to educate themselves.
If you’ve got zero experience in your dream job then it’s time to do something about it!
Volunteering your skills, and taking part in free online courses will show that you’re passionate about what you want to do, and will impress your future employer. Even starting a blog in the area you want to go into can massively help you to demonstrate the skills you have.

Be in it for more than money
Money certainly makes the world go round but it never bought happiness. Your dream job may include a better pay packet but what else are you sacrificing? Will your job have to become your life?
Do you research into what that job role really means and how others are handling it. From stalking them on social media to checking out how the customers perceive the company.

It’s worthwhile getting to know if that dream will still feel as special even when you’ve secured the role.

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