Another rough day at work and wishing for that dream job working for that dream company?
What is a dream job? For some people, a dream job means challenging the comfort zone, opportunity for growth, a manageable work-life balance and a thriving work environment. For other people, it’s about having greater compensation, a healthy working relationship with colleagues, and a fair and reliable boss.
So, paano mo ba makakamit ang dream job mo? Here are helpful tips to know what to look for.
Learn More About Yourself
Take some time assessing your values, how you like to work and what responsibilities you have outside of the job description, including any unpaid responsibilities. Develop a clear vision of what you want or where you expect to see yourself in the next five to 10 years. Some people spend years working for an organization before deciding to seek out the job of their dreams. The job that fulfilled you 10 years ago might be boring and unfulfilling for you today. People change over time and you might have changed too.
If you are unsure what kind of work you would like or you just feel it is time for a change, ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I want to do in my next job?
- Would I prefer working alone or as part of a team?
- Should I get a position with authority or do I prefer not to be in charge?
- What are the special skills and knowledge that I can use to perform the job duties?
- What are the special skills I don’t currently have?
- What are the areas in which I should receive more training?
- How much time do I need to invest in learning new skills?
These questions are just the tip of the iceberg. Each individual has different abilities and talents. Know the difference between what you bring to the table versus your competition, what you would like to do, which skills you possess and those you need to obtain.
Consider the Environment
Are the people competitive with one another or are they collaborative? Are they friends outside office hours? Do you work as a team or on your own? Think about the type of work environment that will be a good fit for you.
Network as much as possible. Don’t limit yourself to just a small circle of people. Sign up for LinkedIn, register for job fairs in your area, educate yourself about the leading companies in your industry of choice. Go online and read interviews and articles about the people that you admire. Submit your resume or CV to a recruitment agency or upload it to recruitment sites. Learn more about the career path you’ve chosen. Ask industry professional about available jobs in their company or network of professionals.
Don’t Let Your Experience Get in the Way
When developing a resume, portfolio or other materials for the field you want to pursue, think about what your current skills and talents are and how they best apply to the responsibilities of your desired position. Often, having basic knowledge of client relations, project management and information technology will take you far in most career types.
Try Something New
Read books, take classes, attend workshops and watch Youtube videos. Baka ma-discover mo na may hidden talent ka pala or you might find out that you are passionate about web designing, coding, graphic design, writing or anything else. Your new hobby can lead to an entirely new and exciting career.
Do What Makes You Happy
When searching for that dream job, consider these two things: do it for fun, and do something that you’ll love.
Kaysa isipin mo yung career na magandang ipagyabang sa mga tao or parties, choose the most impressive offer: choose something that will make you happiest and allow you to grow and learn.
Keep searching for the dream job that inspire your feelings of passion, excitement and fulfilment. Huwag ka mawalan ng pag-asa, with creativity, perseverance and handwork, the path to your dream career will open completely. Find the ways to make a difference in your life and unlock big doors for yourself.
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