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How to Nab Your Dream Job

Updated on August 19, 2017

What do you really want to do?

Just browsing the possibilities, or just don't like your current job? Then you have already taken your first step toward finding your Dream Job.

Make a list of the activities that you are most interested in. Keep this list short. Only include five-to-seven topics.

Check it twice! For example, If you love Gardening, then by all means, add it to your list. However, if you do not like working in the hot sun, maybe Gardening shouldn't be at the top of your list.

Break these topics down into knowledge, skills and abilities. Describe what you already know about these topics, and what you might like to learn about them.

Your knowledge of a topic will include any formal or informal training.

Your skills are tasks that you have performed before.

Your abilities are the scope of what you are able to do.

Review your list and determine if there are any common traits-- knowledge, skills and abilities-- within your favorite topics.

What is really out there for you?

Begin a job search. You may find your perfect job just around the corner. In your Dream Job, where would you work? Would you work for a giant corporation or a small family-owned business? Look in those areas for possibilities. Many companies in your area already have a website.

The Internet is a fast easy way to find job opportunities. In your search engine tool bar, type your favorite skills, and then type in the location that you would like to work in. For example, type "Paralegal job" and then "Atlanta, GA."

After you have found some potential job ideas, review the job announcements. Find the ones that mostly match your list of favorite things to do. Keep only the ones that really interest you.

Write your resume

I know,that's easier said than done. But, you have already done the hard part. Review your job announcement. Find out what they really want. Focus your resume on the the knowledge, skills and abilities that you have already acquired. Show them that you can do the job.

Provide specific examples of your experience. For example, did you win the Red Ribbon at the state fair this year for your outstanding roses?

Format your resume. Your computer most likely already has a resume builder. If not, you can easily find one online.

Include any activities that you are involved with, like Future Farmers of America (FFA), or Gardening Club of Any-town, Anywhere.

Get the Interview.

Net-work with your family and friends. Tell them what you are interested in doing. Chances are that they will be glad to help. There may be a similar position where they work, or they may offer some ideas. In any case, they can help you practice your interview.

Your interview will be a chance for you to win your prospective employer over. Prepare for this step, the same as you have prepared for the other three. Do your homework. If you are granted an interview, take the time to look up the companies mission. Determine if you are a good fit with the company before the interview.

Try to think up creative questions that your interviewer may ask. Nervous? Can't think of any?
Try googling "sample interview questions" with your dream position in mind. Have a friend ask you the questions and practice your delivery. This will help you become comfortable with your responses. This step alone will put you far ahead of the pack.

Finally get the job you really want.

© 2011 Tracy Robinson

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    • 2patricias profile image


      8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I've voted this up, and marked it useful. I have interviewed many job candidates who arrive on the day with only a vague idea of what the company does. They may have thought about the actual job, but not how it fits into the big picture. Research is a key part of interview success.

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      Amelia Griggs 

      8 years ago from U.S.

      Good tips and very inspirational!


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