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7 Tips For Pursuing Your Dream Job

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Everyone should pursue the career that they want. Whether you wantto be an accountant, a professional football player or a pilot, pursuing your career could help you to find work that you genuinely enjoy doing,andthis can have a massiveimpact on your life. Your jobwill be an enormous part of your life and form a part of your identity, which means it should be something that you have an interest in. The steps that you need to take will depend on your dream job, but here are a few tips to put you on the right path.

  1. Set Career Goals

The first step is to identify your career goals. Doing so will involve determining what your dream job is and then finding out what the steps you need to take to get there are. It will allow you to see your career path for yourself and help you to stay focused.

  1. Speak To A Career Advisor

Once you know what you want to do and the steps that you need to take, it is worth speaking to a career advisor who will be able to help. They will be able to offer their expert advice and may even be able to find you related work or put you in touch with somebody that can help.

  1. Develop Skills

No matter what job you want to pursue, you will need to have a wide range of skills. Do not worry if you do not currently have the skills because you can quickly and easily learn them with a little hard work and patience. You can gain most skills through reading, practice andtraining.

  1. Go To College

Leading on from this, it is also likely that you will need to study and earn a qualification, so look into good schools that you could attend. If you want to pursue a career in sport or athletics, then you could explore ASM scholarships. These scholarships will develop your abilities and manage your future career while also helping you to develop a backup plan.

  1. Take Any Experience That You Could Get

One of the biggest challenges in any profession is getting your foot in the door. This particular challenge is usually due to a lack of experience. To ensure you get your dream job, take any opportunity of experience that presents itself.

  1. Network

More opportunities to get a foot in the door will present themselves through networking. Knowing the right people can open many doors, so aim to successfully network at every opportunity and develop a wide circle of people who can offer support.

  1. Create A Professional Online Presence

Having an online presence is essential in today’s digital age. Create a professional website, along with social media channels, which exhibit your background, skills andexperience. Remove anything from social media which could cause problems. After all, people will go back through your profiles to find out more about you, so make sure what they see is positive.

It is important to pursue your career goals; it is highly rewarding and allow you to enjoy the work that you carry out each day. The exact steps will depend on what your dream job is, but the above advice should put you on the right path to success.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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