There are many moments in a person’s life when a career move seems like a good idea. Whether you’re bored in a job, unmotivated, disengaged or just looking for a change of scenery, a career change can be a really good idea to shake things up, but chasing your dream job is a much better idea than switching careers simply for a change. Looking for your dream job is easier than you think if you follow these tips:
Identify what makes you tick
When it comes to searching for your dream career the first thing to do is to identify what exactly about your dream job makes it your dream. Is it that it’s a career which is rewarding or is it exciting and every day is different? Is it a job which makes the most of your skills or is it a career you’ve been interested in since you were a child? Once you’ve figured out exactly what it is about it that makes it your dream, now it’s time to chase it.
Do some work experience
If it really is your dream job you’ll be more than happy to do some unpaid work experience in order to help you get the job. Most places depending on the sector take on interns or offer work experience weeks to people looking to get into the industry, so do your research and find out what it is you need to do to apply and don’t give up until you have the work experience you need.
Make a good impression
Making a great impression whilst on your internship or work experience placement is invaluable and will be sure to help you secure your dream job when the time comes. Even if you aren’t offered a role, which is the case in many internships, you’ll be able to add this to your CV and get a great resume from the employer.
See what you need to do to get your role
Now you’ve got a bit of experience within your dream job and you’re sure it’s what you really want to do, it’s important to see whether there are any qualifications you need to undertake to help you get there. This could be anything from a short course to a college course or degree.
Looking for your dream job can be more difficult if you’re unsure exactly what your dream job is but that’s why it’s important to get as much work experience as possible across different sectors to find out what you do like and what it is that you don’t.