Everyone has their ideal job they’ve wanted forever. Don’t wait too work towards your dream! Here’s 4 tips to help you land your dream job in 2018.
Think of this: you’re no longer living paycheck to paycheck like 55% of Americans are. You’re able to travel, take a vacation, and even spend days at home, doing absolutely nothing.
But here’s the thing, you work. And while you do work, you still have all that freedom. That not only makes you happy but your family as well.
Sounds nice, right? This is what you can achieve when you get your dream job.
That’s why we’ll dish out the best tips for landing it so you can enjoy the freedom of not having a job that’s a dead end.
Ready to find out what they are?
Let’s get into it!
Sharpen Your Skills and Education
Your dream job will most likely require a unique set of skills and/or advance education. And sadly, being able to binge watch multiple seasons of a Netflix show and recall important details doesn’t count.
Realistically, strengthening your skills and education is the way to go. We’re not saying you have to have a doctorate but sometimes that is what wins over future employers.
If you don’t have time to educate yourself then focus on the skill set required. That may be the thing that sets you apart from someone with a degree.
Don’t Focus on Your Resume Too Much
While your resume might be the cream of the crop, employers want to know you more personally. Solely relying on a piece of paper won’t get you far.
Instead, tell them what you do outside of work.
Do you volunteer at animal shelters? How about feeding the homeless at a soup kitchen? Or are you a part-time web designer?
And don’t forget about what you post on social media. Employers will look for that too so make sure you show the best side of yourself on it.
Find a Way to Stand Out
If the industry you want to break into is oversaturated, you need to find ways to stand out. We’re not saying to do anything crazy but make sure you do your research on the company.
Sometimes the simplest things can get you further than other candidates.
Consider sending a handwritten note along with your resume. Or, know that the president of said company doesn’t like to be called “sir” or “madam”.
For a conversation starter, include your own business card. You can easily make one for free as said in this Adobe Spark post.
Don’t Wait for a Job Posting to Appear
Did you find a company you’re literally dreaming about working for? You looked through their website and then clicked on their job listings.
Unfortunately, they don’t have any openings. You exit the page and dwell in disappointment.
Don’t do that!
Instead of hoping and praying the next time you log on that there’s a listing, contact them. Inquire about any opportunities they might have. Let them know about your experience, what you do, and how you can contribute to the company.
It doesn’t hurt to make the first move. And the worst thing that could happen is for them to say there are no opportunities available.
Get Your Dream Job Today
Why sit around and wait for opportunities? Get out there and put your best foot forward. You never know what may come of it.
If you’re struggling with low self-esteem, check out our post on how to overcome it!