4 Magical Steps for Landing the Job of Your Dreams
Are you searching for a job that will make you want to get up in the morning? Here’s what you need to do.
Figure out What You’re Looking For
You won’t get your dream job by praying hard for it; start planning in advance. Take out some time to really think this through. Ask yourself what it is you’re looking for.
It can be difficult to know the type of job you’d want, until you actually get it. If you aren’t a hundred percent sure about the type of job you’re looking for, consider multiple options that interest you and start from there.
Determine what you’re passionate about and what really motivates you to work, and use it as a focal point for further planning.
Perfect Your Elevator Pitch
Once you’ve decided what it is that you want to pursue, it’s time build your elevator pitch. This is especially important if you’re switching your field or looking for a different role than the one you currently have.
If you majored in Psychology in college and want to work in the disaster restoration industry, you need to be able to explain why that is. Recruiters want to know your story and why you’re diverting from your previously chosen area of interest. Be honest and creative with your elevator pitch so that you appear as a convincing choice to recruiters.
Do Your Research
The next thing you need to do is start researching companies that offer the job you’re looking for. You may be faced with a multitude of options, or find yourself with only a handful of choices.
Do your homework. Find out as much about the company as you can.
What is the organization best known for? How long has it been in that industry? What is the employee turnover rate? Are there employee/client reviews available online? Do you know somebody who has worked there? Can you do an on-site visit to learn more about the place and the work environment?
These are just a few questions to keep in mind when researching different companies and organizations.
Your credentials may be up to the mark, but don’t let that stop you from networking. Don’t be hesitant in connecting with people who work in a similar position or field as you want to, and reach out to them. Also think of people in your current network who may be able to help you in this regard. You never know when or where you might meet somebody who can provide guidance and references, and having a strong and diverse network really helps.
Keep an eye out for any announcements pertaining to your ideal job and send out your resume to the relevant individuals. Many big companies employ recruiting services during the hiring decision making. Don’t shy away from reaching out to recruiters to learn more about their recruiting process!