How to Find Your Dream Job
How do you find your dream job?
Finding the perfect job is a big challenge that everybody has, and it can persist throughout their lives. The majority of working people, by their own admission, do not feel fully challenged by their current jobs. Getting into or staying at a job which you are not ideally suited is one of the greatest wastes of time in life. It can rob you of some of your most productive years.
If you find yourself in that position, it’s a good idea for you to consider a new career path. It can be scary, but with some guidance, that decision can become more within your reach.
Here are 4 tips to help you find your dream job.
1) Evaluate What Drives You
First, before making any decisions, you need to look into yourself and think about what you like to do, and what you are good at.
After, it’s time to ask yourself a key question.
The question you’ll want to ask yourself is: “What do I really enjoy doing and what kind of a job can I do that will allow me to do what I enjoy doing?”
2) Informal Interviewing
The next step in this process is called: Informational Interviewing. You do this by setting informal meetings or having coffee with prospective employers and people in the industry you’ve identified as a potential fit for you. Find out as much as you can from them about the business, their specific company, the position you have in mind, and other aspects of the industry.
This will supply you with a lot of information to make the decision process easier, as well as some contacts in the industry. Networking sites like LinkedIn are a great way to reach people in a specific industry that you might want to meet with.
3) Put Your Whole Heart Into Your Work
After you have gone through the informational interviewing process, it’s time to find a place to land. When you do, it is crucial to dedicate your whole heart to doing your job really, really well.
When you commit to doing your job to the best of your ability, one of two things will happen.
The first thing that might happen is you will find that this is the right career for you, which is rare in the beginning, but will become more clear as you progress.
Or, you will find that it is not the right career for you and that you need to continue searching.
Either way, by putting your whole heart into doing an outstanding job at the career you are trying out, you will find the answer to these questions much quicker. Then, you can come out the other side and decide if this is something that you can see yourself doing for the foreseeable future or not.
If it’s not, you simply repeat the process until you find the career that suits you best.
4) Find Your Dream Job
One of your primary responsibilities to yourself is to select the kind of work that you enjoy and are best suited to do. It is to find a job where you can use your natural talents and abilities at a high level.
Your duty to yourself is to work at something that gives you joy and satisfaction. You must find a job that brings out the very best in you and inspires you to want to become excellent at what you’re doing.
I’d like to leave you with a thought to share with your friends and followers:
These are my strategies for choosing a career. Now I’d love to hear from you.
My question is: If you had all the resources you needed to build the company of your dreams, which kind of company would you build and what would that company do?
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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.