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Five Steps For Getting Your Dream Job

Have you ever looked at someone and thought “Wow this person is doing something she loves and she is so successful, how lucky”? Maybe a movie star or sports star or even a colleague. When we look at people who appear successful, we tend to focus only on the apparent success, we usually fail to see the hard work and struggle that might have gone in to make the person successful. So if we draw the conclusion that we are not so lucky and will never be able to be so successful, then this is really wrong.

Each one of us is blessed with some talent and is capable of being successful. We only need to figure out what that talent is and how to hone that talent to make it shine. This is hence the first step to getting your dream job. Figure out what you really enjoy doing and what you are good at. This will help you figure out your dream job.

The next step is to figure out which company can offer you that kind opportunity and role. Say you are someone who enjoys talking to people and are very good at convincing people about your ideas then a sales role would be ideal for you as you will get to talk to a lot of people all the time and you will be able to sell a lot given your convincing skills. So you will benefit from getting into a company which is very sales driven and offers you the opportunity to do what you are good at. Suppose you get into a company which a product development company which has one or two large regular clients (say the government). The focus of this company will be more on innovation and product development and not so much on sales. You might feel stifled in such an environment. So finding the right fit in terms of the opportunity the company can offer is also important.

Once you have figured out the role and the kind of company you want to get into, you have to make effort to reach out to someone in the company to get an opportunity to interview. Here networking skills come into play. Just uploading your resume to their career page may not get you that interview. So leveraging your extended network and platforms like LinkedInTM is essential to reach out to the right person. This could be an HR person or even the business vertical head.

The fourth step is to create a resume that is very compelling. Your resume is like an advertising flyer, it has to compel to the reader to pick up the phone and call you for an interview. Learn how to write such a resume by clicking here. You also need to write a very good cover letter or email to get the recruiter to respond to your request for an opportunity to interview.

The fifth and final step is to market yourself well in the interview. You need to highlight the fact that you are really passionate about the work and are good at it. You need to support it with relevant examples. Basically, you have to position yourself as the right person for the job.

These five steps can help you in getting your dream job – a job where you will do exceptionally well, whether you are a fresher or a working professional and looking for a change. Coaching by confidence coaches can help you master each step and get to your goal. This is where SoaringEagles comes in. Learn more about how to get your dream job by requesting a free consultation (click the button above).

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