There are jobs and there are dream jobs. It’s finding the latter that proves a more difficult challenge for others.
A dream job is not just work — it’s your passion. When you work with a job that you love, challenges may be difficult but you are willing to take them on. You do not feel exhausted or burnt out whenever your boss barrages you with endless tasks.
While the search for your dream job might be difficult, it helps to know what you can do. CPE Group, a recruitment partner in Western Australia, recommends going after what you want rather than stay in a job that fails to feed your passion.
Know your Passion
It always starts with something you really want to do. Something you can spend hours on yet find ultimate satisfaction after having done the job. Determine the hobby or skill that sets you on fire; one that you will never tire off.
Research, Learn, Train
You love designing, creating. There are many aspects to it. Find out what these are and the requirements for the job. Do you already have the skills for it, or do you need more training? Read about success stories and how they got to doing what they love.
After learning what the job entails, get the necessary training even if it’s on a volunteer basis initially. When you’re hungry for something, you’ll do everything to learn every aspect of it become the best.
As you train, you gain experience. That’s what employers put weight on. If you have enough skills, they take you in and provide you with experience. But it’s good to have some coming in. And don’t forget that continuous education or updating your skills is necessary to keep that dream job.
Work With Small Companies Initially
Targeting large companies when you’re starting out isn’t always the best way to land your dream job. There’s usually a lot of competition. Getting your feet wet with a smaller company that will expose you to the demands of the job might be a better option to prepare you for the big time. Or you might even be the factor to turn that small company into a big player.
You can check out job directories online or visit employment recruitment agencies for job openings in small companies.
Don’t Let It Be About the Money
Some people have the misconception that a dream job means one that pays a lot. Not always true. But if you work hard enough to be the best at your dream job, and if you love what you’re doing the money is likely to follow.
So visualize that dream job, and do whatever it takes to get it. You’ll know you’ve found it when at the end of a long, hard day, the feeling is satisfaction.