How to Find Your Dream Job
by Brenda A Koritko
Reaching for the stars
takes preparation ...
planning to secure the job you really want in record time.
to plan your job search strategy will actually decrease the amount
of time it takes to find the job you really want. When you identify
what you are really looking for in your ideal job and what you
have to offer, it is easier to discover opportunities for a person
with your unique skills. Know yourself, know your market, and
combine this knowledge into a winning job search strategy.
Start by changing
the way you think about yourself. Identify what you have to offer
and then find employers that are looking for people with your
skills - employers that are actually hiring. Quickly write down
what you would like to see in your next job description. Then,
write a brief list of your interests, abilities, values, and skills.
Do your interests,
abilities, values, and skills match the tasks you have identified
for your ideal job? If not, identify the key differences. You
may discover that you have been spending your time pursuing positions
that do not interest you, or you may identify skills that you
need to build on to get the job your really want.
Don't be discouraged
if you don't have the time or money to get the education
or training required to obtain your ideal job today. Knowing
that the position requires government or industry certification
is a step in the right direction. In the meantime, you can look
for a position that you know you can secure in right industry
and plan to make valuable connections that will ultimately help
you achieve your goal.
hires skilled workers from a wide variety of disciplines. Companies
in growth sectors such as biotechnology
recruit workers with a background in science and technology, but
they also hire workers skilled in the trades, supply chain management,
bioinformatics, sales, marketing,
and various other disciplines.
To understand the scope of opportunities
available for people with your skills, review information and
projections from the sectors that interest you most.
great job hunting resources are available on the Internet.
For example, review the company website and read recent press
releases, job postings and any financial information that you
are able to access. Press releases answer many of the questions
you have about a company or organization. Look for answers to
some, or all, of the following questions: Have they developed,
or will they be developing any new products in the near future?
Is the company planning to grow through acquisition? Have they
Find out as
much information as you can about each organization before you
call to arrange an informational interview. Approach the folks
you believe could provide the most relevant information, but agree
to meet with anyone in the organization that will give you twenty
minutes of their time. Remember - current employees are one of
the best sources of referrals, and they may be the eyes and ears
for the hiring manager.
is the author of Guide to Hot Jobs a timely ebook providing techniques
to help you achieve your immediate career goals with benefits
throughout your career.
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