How to find your dream job?
How to find your dream job?
Have you ever been in a situation where you are tired of listening to the opinions of those around you about what specialties you should study, what job you should choose to earn a better salary, or which country you should go to to achieve your financial goals faster?
I wrote this article because I know how frustrating it can be to find the job you desire. At the same time, I wanted to share my personal experiences and advice.
So, here are 4 steps to help you determine what your dream activity is and how to move toward your goal.
Step 1: Look at your previous career experience
What did you like and did not like about all the work experience you have had so far? It doesn’t have to be the activity you’ve been in for most of your life and you’re most proficient at. This can be your hobbies or volunteering.
During this self-assessment test, I learned that I really enjoy gathering and processing information and aspects of mentoring, but I was never interested in doing bookkeeping and Excel spreadsheets, which just caused a headache.
Step 2: Set your values
To find a job that will help you create a happy, successful, and fulfilling life, you need to be guided by personal values both in your daily life and at work. When choosing a dream job, taking your values into account can be the most important factor in determining whether or not you stay satisfied.
Ask yourself: What are the most important things in my life right now? What are the most important things I want to do in life?
Your values can change over the course of your life, so don’t worry if you value money more than social welfare now or vice versa! Everyone is different, so think carefully about what is important to you in your life and work.
Step 3: Determine Your Mission and Purpose
We don’t just exist to pay our bills. The search for purpose and meaning is the first reason most people want to change jobs. To begin with, answer yourself the question of whether you are happy with your current job and whether you go to work every day with your head raised. If the answer is yes, everything is fine and you do not need to change anything. If the answer is no, then it is time for change. 😉
When I started working in the field of recruitment, I didn’t even imagine what challenges I would have to accept, but I love my job because it’s the activity that literally changes people’s lives and that’s what fascinates me the most.
Step 4: Never lose confidence
Self-confidence is the last but no less important step. Education and experience are not everything. Self-confidence is very important when looking for the job you want. In my work practice, there have been a number of cases where when a great job offer was found for a candidate, he refused because he was not sure whether the employer accept his professional education, work experience and foreign language skills. Self-confidence is necessary to achieve your goal and find the job you so desire.