Looking for a job is hard, and many times you are going to be feeling super overwhelmed especially if your bank account reflects the number of people who have called you for an interview.
Time waits for no one, especially those who need it the most.
Looking for a job can be super time consuming and so we want to help you speed it up and get you the job of your dreams.
Getting the job of your dreams doesn’t have to be as hard as you think it is. We are going to give you the tips and tricks to get that dream job.
Step 1: What job, do really want?
Sounds like a really silly thing to ask, but believe it or not, most people don’t actually know what their dream job is.
If you don’t know what you really want we’ve got you covered.
Answer these few questions:
1. What makes you happiest in life?
2. What makes you feel invincible?
3. What do you believe that you are insanely good at?
4. Who do you look up to?
5. When last did you do something that you loved so much that you lost track of time doing it? What was it?
6. What would you do if you never had to worry about paying any bills?
Before you start looking for a job, understanding what you really love doing and what you are really good at is one of the biggest keys to success in life is knowing what you want and what you are good at. You will be able to confidently talk about it and prove to the interviewer that you are the person they need.
Step 2: Why you?
What is your story? It’s time to think about your story and all the things that you have been doing up until this point, including all your previous jobs and skills that you have that separates you from the crowd.
1. What makes you the right person for the job?
2. What is your background?
3. What makes you want this dream job so badly? Once you’ve figured out your story you will be able to justify why you are the right person for the job that you want.
Step 3: Network, Network, Network.
You wouldn’t believe it but almost every single job that I have worked in, have all come directly or indirectly from the network that I have built over the years.
Having a good network is the ultimate resource to have to get you in a winning position to get you that dream job.
Start with family and friends. Reach out to old high school and college friends, use online services and apps to start building your network.
Some of our best choices:
1. Facebook You wouldn’t believe how many people you have in your friends' list that are in positions to help you.
2. Instagram Not just for that perfect selfie, or food porn, but a great way to follow people who inspire you and have the job you want.
3. LinkedIn A social network filled with people who have the job that you want.
4. Meetup A perfect way to join groups in your area that have similar interests, build your network with like-minded people whilst you take part in activities that you live.
The key to success, when building your network, is offering value to other people without expecting them to return the favour. What can you do for them that will help them achieve what they want? Remember that offering free services are more likely to be accepted.
Step 4: Smash the apply button!
No job is just going to appear out of thin air just because you want it.
So you’ve built your network and now you ready to start passing your resume to your newly formed network. Oh, wait! Your resume hasn’t been updated or even made yet. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
Step 5: Relax, take a deep breath.
Oprah Winfrey once said, (Not in these exact words,) that the thing that people she interviewed on her show, was that when they were younger they wished they would have relaxed a lot more in life. She went on to say that there is no failure in life and that all failure is, is a confusion turbine hoping to cause people to stray from the path that they are currently on.
Failure is always going to show its’ face. No matter how much you improve just remember, failures only meaning to you should be “Take note, you made a bad decision. Regroup and try again.”
Take a moment and answer these questions:
1. Write down exactly the type of job that you want. Whether it already exists, or not.
2. Choose the exact company, person or people that you wish to work for.
3. Write down the requirements for this job or to work for these people.
4. Now analyse yourself, your talents, your capabilities and what you can offer that will make you successful at that job.
5. Now focus only on what you can offer people in your network and to the people who have the job you want.
STEP 6: Make your plan.
It is of utmost importance that when setting up this plan, that it be precise and to the point.
Do not be vague. This is the plan that’s going to get you the job you desire so badly.
Below is a template that you can use as a guideline. My dream job: What they need: What I have: The exact date by which I will get the opportunity to get the job of my dreams: (be realistic)
Say this every day:
I will spend x amount of time per day in order to learn the skills required to attain these skills needed by (insert companies name, person or people ) as well as learning everything about the (insert the companies name) especially its’ needs as to develop an idea or plan that I would implement if I was already in the position that I desire in (insert companies name) to improve its current position. I know that there is a price for everything and that nothing comes for free so in return for the universe awarding me an opportunity to acquire my dream job I am willing to pay it forward with my time, dedication and energy into spending as much as required to get it. I am willing to work for free on probation to prove that I am more dedicated than any other applicant(s) that there might be. I will answer the following questions every day to gauge my performance and effort level.
1. Have I attained the goal, which I set for myself?
2. Have I delivered the best effort I could?
3. Have I delivered the best quality of service?
4. Have I allowed myself to dwell in one of the zones of failure?
5. Have I been persistent in acquiring my goals?
6. Have I expressed my desires accurately?
7. How much time and effort have I devoted to attaining my goal?
8. Have I done more than was asked from me, or, more than I was paid to do?
9. Have I been consistent in saying my manta every day?
10. Have I maintained my mental diet?
11. Would I hire me?
12. Am I happy doing this for the rest of my life?
13. If I were to give my effort rating out of 10 what would it be?
14. What do I need to do tomorrow that I did not do correctly today?
“ANYBODY can WISH for riches and MOST people DO! But only few who have a precise plan and dedicated effort to attain the goals that they have set for themselves, ever get what they wanted most.”
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Good luck! We hope you achieve all your dreams and more!