TIPS FOR LANDINGYOUR DREAM JOBMake sure the odds are stacked more in yourfavour when it comes to hunting down thatdream job. Tips from a leading EducationConsultancy
1. Be Concise• Yyou will need to provide something to potential employers outlining who you are, what you do and why you are the right person for the position being offered.• In this case less is definitely more – provided what you say is concise, consistent and relevant.• Managers don’t have time to pour over pages of information.• Be concise and to the point – giving employers the information they need and ignoring the information they don’t need and never asked for.
2. Be Positive• Positive thinkers are more adept at overcoming challenges and obstacles, more productive and creative in their thinking and generally, in the eyes of the employers, more attractive people to work with.• Not only will thinking positive help in your general job hunt but when it comes to facing the dream job interview you’ll come across a more attractive prospect too.
3. Be Relevant• Relevant work experience is crucial to landing your dream job.• Part time and online education and training courses are an easy way to develop relevant skills and experience.• Branch in to freelance work to develop key client management and relationship skills.• Develop your skills around your current employment before taking the leap and going after your dream job.
4. Be Focussed: Know what you wantto do• The key to attaining your dream job is actually knowing exactly what you dream job is.• What does it entail, who currently does this, is it even possible?• Assess your personal skills and way of working. What do you enjoy doing?• The key is to finding something you’d be driven to do for love not money.• Does this fit well with a particular career or industry?
5. Be Aware of what is out there• You need to be aware of what prospects are out there, what is available to you as you are and what employment prospects require further or more specific training and qualifications.• Whilst a brand new career is a significant challenge, with sufficient determination and drive it can be achievable.• A common method is to simply better utilise the skills and experience you currently hold and transfer them in to a new and different role.• Research the types of roles available that you would be interested in and the organisations which offer them.
6. Be Professional• Remain as professional as possible at all times, especially when dealing with their internet presence.• Develop your online profile and be as visible as possible, through sites like social media and blogging• But you must be promoting the right image.• Employers will check for online profiles.• Facebook is not for work so keep that private and optimise any Twitter or LinkedIn profiles to emphasise a professional image above all else.• A social media account will likely be an organisations first impression of a person
7. Be Determined• Above all else be determined.• None of these tips or any other tips you may read about are achievable without drive and perseverance.• Don’t let a failed interview or rejected letter stop you from achieving your dreams.• But YOU need to achieve them, no-one else.