Aug 08, 2023
While sweating out these dog days of summer, you might be going over your 2023 resolutions list thinking “Hmmm, this year I really hoped to find my dream job. Where am I on that one?”
Well, with 5 months left in 2023, you have plenty of time to cross that goal off your list. With the right resources and know-how from Inline, we can help you soar into 2024 with your dream job. To start your journey, we’ve compiled a list of top tips for finding the job of your dreams.
1. Take a break
If you’ve been on the search for the perfect position, but haven’t found it yet, you’re probably feeling a little worn out. Go ahead and take a step back and reassess what you’re looking for. Sometimes the stress of the search prevents us from seeing the answer—which is typically right in front of us.
If you can, unplug, take a short trip, or just be present in your thoughts. You might just find that part of the answer was there all along.
2. Know your strengths
Nothing’s more validating than writing down a list of the things you are particularly good at. Sit down, give yourself some time to think, and write down your skills, talents, and best attributes – things like excellent bedside manner, stellar researcher, and detail-oriented. It’s a simple exercise that can help put you in the right direction. A little ego boost goes a long way.
3. Know what you don’t want
Searching for your dream job is the perfect time for an honest assessment, including examining the things you don’t like. Just as analyzing your strengths helps you create a more authentic professional portrait of yourself, diving deep into past examples of tasks, work styles, and even company cultures can help guide you toward a better fit for the future.
4. Consider expanding your education
Some roles you’re interested in might mean going back to school. Find out what certifications, licenses, or continuing education courses you might need to complete to help you qualify for those roles. Extra certification never hurts – it often makes for a better salary offer.
5. Talk to a mentor or career coach
Mulling over a career move is the perfect time to talk to a mentor or career coach. Either person might be able to help you put the pieces together — your skills, your likes, and dislikes – and even point out qualities you might’ve missed or make suggestions you might not have thought of when it comes to finding the career you’ve been dreaming of.
6. Tell everybody in your network
It’s true – when it comes to finding a job, especially your dream job, it all comes down to who you know. Tell people in your network you’re looking for a change and let them know what you’re looking for. Most of the time, someone you know can connect you to an opportunity.
Are you ready to take the next steps to find your dream job? Inline has the recruiters, resources, and know-how to help you find it. Contact us today to start your search.