How To Find Your Dream Job
How To Find Your Dream Job
VideoJug takes you through some tips on landing on your dream job. Find out how with the advice of a career coach.
Hello, I'm Sarah Lloyd-Hughes from Ginger Training and Coaching, and today I'd like to give you a bite-size coaching technique on personal development. If you would like any more information about my self or my company, please visit go-ginger.com.
How to find your dream job? As a coach who works a lot with career shifts, a question I'm asked almost daily is, “How do I find my dream job?” In fact, helping people identify and find their dream jobs is one of my big passions in life. Yet, so many people find themselves settling for a job that just isn't right for them. Why is that? It all starts with the way that we choose to search for jobs.
Something like 80% of people on the job market are applying 20% of all the jobs that are out there because these are the ones that are advertised online, in a newspaper and so on. If you apply for a job online, you'll be competing with tens, possibly hundreds of other applicants because it is so easy to file your CV through a recruiter. So, if you're applying for your dream job, you can be sure that many other people out there are doing the same.
What can you do in that situation? Tip 1, make sure your CV stands out from everybody else. Use keywords that will appeal to a recruiter and get a professional to coach you through the process of writing an appealing CV. That's something we do a lot at Ginger Training and Coaching.
But if you really want your dream job, my advice would be to go for the head in the job market, those 80% of jobs that are filled through connections and networking. To do this is simple. First of all, think of three people you know or could be introduced to who are roughly in the area that you might like to work in.
Arrange to meet each of those three people to do an information interview about their job and their industry. In each information interview, ask those contacts for three more people you could speak to about your ideas. Meet those and do the same.
Very quickly, you'll have a lot of information about the head in job market and you have some connections that could even lead to a job. Finally, it may be the case that your dream job just doesn't exist or you don't have enough experience to get hired for it. This is a situation I found myself in a few times.
If that's the case, then just make up the job yourself. If your dream job requirements include flexibility, creativity and huge rewards, becoming an entrepreneur or going freelance could be for you. That's how my company, Ginger, started.
If you like some more tips on making a career shift, you have a couple of options. You can either have a look at the other videos in this series like How To Manage Your Career Change or you can pop over to the Ginger website, go-ginger.com, to hear about our career shifter program.
You're welcome to get in touch for a free consultation. .