You may have heard the saying ‘Find a job that you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’ and this is absolutely true. As we spend almost half of our lives working, it’s essential we find a job that we’re comfortable and happy with and fits in around our commitments.
While not all dream jobs have a dream salary to match, sometimes it’s understanding where your priorities lie. In this blog, we’re going to give you some top tips to consider on how to find a career you’ll love. Figure out what motivates you
If you were unhappy in your previous job because you simply weren’t interested in the tasks you were assigned or the company’s goals, it may be time you thought carefully about what it is that motivates you. Researchers have discovered that motivation can improve your performance, which in turn, makes you a better employee.
Think about what you’re skilled at
Many of us are modest when it comes to admitting what we do well, but if you have the ambition to find a job you love, you need to be a little more self-aware and deeply think about where your strengths lie. All of us have different skillsets which make us suitable for different job roles so you may need to ask yourself several questions, including the likes of:
· Are you a good problem-solver?
· Are you a good communicator and can build a rapport easily?
· Are you a good negotiator to get the best prices or increase sales margins?
· Are you a strategic thinker who can create winning business strategies?
Build your network
Building a strong network can open doors and allow you to get onto your dream career path. According to a study, 70% of candidates are now discovered through networking alone – so you could be missing out on opportunities if you fail to build on your professional network. It is becoming standard procedure for employers to refer to their networks to seek suitable candidates organically, rather than relying on applicants through job adverts. A strong network will allow you to:
· Attain first-hand information on new job opportunities
· Connect face-to-face with employers
· Make contact with leading industry specialists
· Understand how to improve your skills
Get your brand out there
The final step to finding your dream role is putting in the effort to improve your brand – consider what your future ambitions are and the type of industry you can see yourself working in.
It would be in your best interests to revise your CV and cover letter to ensure that both are in tune with your current career goals and depicts any new skills are experiences you have attained that may help you get where you want to be.
Remember that your cover letter, ideally your CV too, should be adapted to each specific role you apply for, as it will show off exactly how suitable you are for the position. If you need any assistance with re-writing your CV and cover letter to secure your dream job, we will be happy to help. Simply get in touch with us today via our contact us form or speak with a member of our friendly team to get started.