Are you stuck in a dead end job that you have no passion for? Do you have no motivation to get up in the morning and go to work? Does your job just pay the bills? If you have answered yes to any of those questions then now may be the time to ask yourself whether it’s time to change your career. This isn’t just trying for better pay or work conditions. Oh no, this is about going for your dream career. The dream job. Do you know what that is? Is it something you have been lusting after for a while? With that in mind, it is the perfect time to share with you five things you can do to land that dream job.
Do your research
Your dream job isn’t just going to land in your lap. It requires you to do some research and hunt it out. The first thing you need to figure out is what kind of job that would be. Perhaps working with animals or in the care industry. Once you know the type of work you want to do, then the research can happen. Google potential companies. Check out their vacancies. Find out what’s local to you. The internet has a lot of information just waiting for you to discover. It’s time for you to be proactive.
Step out of your comfort zone
For many of us, the dream job won’t be something that falls into our comfort zone. Especially if it is different to the job you might do now. But don’t be afraid of that. Stepping out of your comfort zone can fill you with the motivation and drive to succeed. You want it to happen.
Change the way you think
A lot of the hurdles we face when it comes to striving for our dreams and goals is our own mindset. We can all be guilty of listening to ourselves being self critical. Or just not have that inner belief that you can do something different. It’s about changing behaviours on how you can react to those thoughts. Asking questions to strengthen our belief. Things like appreciative inquiry meaning making positive changes to our imagination and innovation. Sometimes it can be as simple as just having a negative thought process. Where we don’t think that anything good could happen. It’s time to change those thoughts and make things more positive.
Plan ahead and prepare
Once you have found the dream job and submitted your application, it’s now time to plan and prepare ahead. This means researching potential questions you may be asked. Learning about the job and the company. It could be that you might even have to perform a case interview or a role play situation. Preparing yourself both physically and mentally. The last thing you want to do is mess it up when it comes to the interview stage.
Finally, have confidence in yourself. A good trick is to believe already you have landed the job. It’s already happened. Confidence is not something you can be taught, but there are plenty of tips online to improve the way you feel.
Let’s hope this has inspired you to change up your career and go for the dream job.