It’s common for your dream job to seem unattainable. But most forget that with hard work, focus, determination, and commitment, you can achieve just about anything. There are tons of people who give up on their goals too early, sometimes even when they’re super close to achieving them. This week we’re talking about how you can overcome the odds and land your dream career.
You Don’t Have Employment Experience
If you don’t have career experience, you may have convinced yourself that it’s going to be totally impossible to end up where you want to be. However, this is not the case. If you’re willing to think outside of the box, perhaps volunteer/work for free, you may be able to differentiate yourself and show that you’re worth the hire.
You Don’t Have Experience With Interviews
Perhaps the issue is that you are terrified of interviews as you have no previous experience with them. This is one of the most important parts of the process of landing a job, so of course you’re going to feel afraid. This is where your potential employer will assess whether you are right for the role available. You can prepare for the interview process by asking a trusted friend or family member to help you out. Do your research, as you should be able to find many helpful interview process tips and techniques online. The more you practice, the better, so get as much research and practice in as you can. This will give you the confidence you need to succeed during the interview and help calm down those jitters.
You Feel Overwhelmed By Meeting New People
You may have to meet many people during the interview process or when you’re trying to network with the right people. This can vary depending on how big the company you’re applying for is, but you should be prepared to meet with multiple people when you apply. It’s your job to know how you will work with each of these people and the value you can bring to them if you were brought on board. Get the names and titles of the people you will be interviewed by from the initial recruiter if possible. If you can do this, you’ll be able to prepare thoughtful and customized questions for each person. Although some of these interviewers may be higher up in the company than others, they are all of equal importance to you, as they will all get a say in whether you are right for the role or not. Bear this in mind.
Break It Down Into Baby Steps
If you know there are initial steps you must take before you even get to the interview process, it’s time to come up with a plan and break it down into baby steps. Is there a course you can do first? Do you need to create a CV? Break it all down into smaller, bite sized chunks and the whole process will seem infinitely more manageable. You may want to find a recruiter who can go about helping you find the ideal role too, especially if you’re looking for something like disability jobs that suit your personal needs.
Find A Mentor
Finding a mentor can be a huge help when you want to land your dream job. They will help you to figure out the skills you need to get to where you want to be, help you with resources, and even act as a reference if needed. You may struggle to find the right mentor. In this case, see if you can find a good role model. Read their books, watch their YouTube videos, and research as much as you possibly can. Know their pivotal moments, difficult choices they made, how many years it took for them to become successful, and more.
It’s a good idea to stay flexible on this journey. What if you realize your passion lies in the same industry, but a different role along the way? You might realize that this is an even better fit for you. Be open to opportunity and pay close attention to what your gut is telling you.
The only person stopping you from reaching your goals is you!