3 tips to help you find your dream job

  • career advice
  • August 03, 2016

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” No doubt you spent years of your childhood answering this question, dreaming of one day becoming an astronaut, professional athlete or superhero. Over the years, it’s likely that your dream job has changed based on your experiences, education and environment. You may have grown up, but you might still be searching for that role that makes you truly happy. Even if you have already started your career, it’s not too late to find your calling! Follow these three easy steps to help find your dream job.

Know your passion and your strengths

What are you passionate about? Think about your existing interests. Do you find working with people to be energizing? Maybe you feel a sense of accomplishment when you find the perfect Excel formula to fix the spreadsheet error. Find the connection between your passions and potential career opportunities. 

As much as knowing your passion, it’s also imperative to understand your strengths. Just because you appreciate art, for example, may not mean that you’re ready to take over as the next host of The Joy of Painting. Your education, work and life experiences have likely helped you develop certain expertise or skills that can set you ahead of the rest. Know your strengths and find ways that your skills will help you succeed in a field that interests you.

Set aside some time

Landing your dream job requires time and dedication. Try to schedule an hour or two where you can reflect on your passion and skills, plus begin researching your dream job. You’ll want to know the typical job description, required skills and even the average salary. You might find that there are more opportunities in your desired field than you imagined! Having quiet, uninterrupted time for reflection and research will help you to gather information and find ways that you can match your skills to your dream job.

Revising and perfecting your resume also takes time. You’ll want to update your latest experience and education, plus find places where you can add keywords that will be of interest to the hiring manager of your dream job. Use these tips to make your resume as strong as possible, and don’t forget to update your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles as well!

Use your network

Do you have friends who love their job? Talk to them about their career path. They might have helpful tips and insights that can help you to eventually land your dream job. They might even be able to introduce you to someone who already has the career you’ve been looking for. What’s better than a firsthand account when doing research?

When reaching out to people in your network, don’t forget to talk to a staffing expert at Randstad. As one of the largest staffing companies in the world, Randstad has people, connections and resources to help you take the next step in your career!

Make your dream a reality!

There’s an old saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” If you follow our steps, you’ll be on your way to reaching your dream job. The staffing professionals at Randstad are ready to help you get there.

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