We’ve all heard the expression ‘find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life’ but if you’re reading this, you’re obviously not in love with your job.
Research suggests that not many of us are – with more than a third of UK workers unhappy in their jobs and around half of Americans actively job searching or watching for opportunities.
In order to find your ‘dream’ job, the key ingredients seem to be the need for fulfilment, joy and a tangible result of your work. So, how do you make that happen?
Three Key Steps to the Dream Job
1. Define “Dream job”
Well firstly and most obviously, you need to know what your dream job is. And that might not be what your role is day-to-day, it might be more about flexibility or getting the right company culture. It’s what’s important to you that counts – after all, we spend a lot of time at work.
2. Don’t feel confined
You shouldn’t be scrutinising your CV – because what you are qualified to do isn’t necessarily what you should be doing. What you can do with your CV is look at your qualifications and your career blueprint and explore where else they might take you, thinking outside of the box rather than within its confines. By leading with your strengths and evaluating your experience in order to avoid the things that haven’t worked out, you should be able to find the desirable combination of happiness, challenge and experience that goes into your ‘dream job.’
3. Talk to a coach
Many people become overwhelmed when it comes to deciding what they want from their career, so you might also want to consider investing in a career coach who can help you find your dream job.
If you’d like to access the skills and expertise you need to take your career to the next level and land that dream job, enquire about our coaching services today.