Catch Your Dream Career
What is your secret ambition? Do you have a career plan? Even if you answered “no” to these questions, don’t panic!
In this busy, multitasking world you live in today, finding a dream job becomes increasingly difficult. However, with careful management, your chances of becoming hired will be significantly higher. Below are pieces of useful advice from employees at Google, Facebook, Disney, Nike, Amazon, and more. Start by incorporating these tips today!
STEP 1: Develop core skills required for the job
Do you want to become a programmer or perhaps a marketer? Before starting, try and fully understand the job description. Depending on the position, the requirements may drastically differ. Will you need several years of experience in the field, or will a test certificate suffice? Remember, you don't have to be good at everything!
Instead, become an expert in your specific area of interest. Search for what the basic competencies are. Afterwards, do a little research on the industry to gain insight and perspective. This will allow you to keep up with the latest market trends.
STEP 2: Exposing yourself is crucial
Don’t be afraid to ask around and reach out! You may be surprised to find how easy it is to meet employees of your dream company through mutual acquaintances. Moreover, you could always use professional networking platforms like LinkedIn and CareerBuilder to establish relationships.
Be active and stay on the lookout for opportunities to network with people in the company. For example, you could attend social events hosted by your desired firms!
STEP 3: Gain relevant work experience
It is no secret that employers prefer candidates with prior work experience. Even if you are new in the job market, you can get a hold of entry-level positions by volunteering at an organization in the same industry or applying for an internship! You could shadow someone you know in a related field to see what their day-to-day work life looks like! You could also kickstart your career at a smaller local firm to gain experience before you apply to your dream company.
STEP 4: Get into a routine
The last step is to apply for the job. Finally, the most important and perhaps, the most difficult step is to go for it! If you are accepted, congrats! If not, do not be discouraged. Make necessary adjustments and apply again. Never sacrifice your ambitions.
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