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21 Nov

Landing Your Dream Job

Landing Your Dream Job

Landing Your Dream Job Shouldn’t Feel Like A Dream.

Landing your dream job, or having a dream career should be a top priority. We spend the vast majority of our days working and building a career for ourselves. Shouldn’t we love what we do? I say so, and if you’re like me, when you enjoy your work, it doesn’t seem like work at all. Once you decide you deserve and want to do something you love doing, what’s next? Tackling a job market that appears over saturated with candidates could at times seem too exhausting. But I suggest, until you land an opportunity that you love, approach the process like it’s your full-time job. Face each opportunity with your best effort and 110% preparation. Before you begin job hunting, prepare yourself mentality for what you deserve. Go into the process feeling both deserving and prepared before you even begin to look. Then, throughout the prospecting and interview phases, dress and behave the way you’re going to once you land your new position. Prepare, practice and speak your dream career into existence.

Give Your Job Search The Same Commitment As A Full Time Job

In landing your dream job, timing and preparation are huge components and you shouldn’t waste one day of either. In missing one day of job searching you have allowed on average, 50 to 100 people to post their resume or apply to the position ahead of you. Most companies pull the first resumes they receive to review. After reviewing initial ones,  if by chance it’s necessary, they will pull others. Companies use effective processes to quickly select a resume and scan it to see if the candidate’s experience matches their needs.

Time matters to employers, they want to fill positions as quickly as possible. Remember, in order to get what you want, you must first believe it, speak it and act on it! Use the following simple tips to increase your opportunity to land your dream job:

1. Place priority on applying for positions that best fit your background/experience.

2. Make sure that you list an objective and it reflects the job you are applying for.

3. Including detail bullets on your resume to makes it easy to read and very clear.

4. Have the bullets reflect the experience requested that was initially posted in the job description for the position you’re applying for.

5. Follow up with a thank you call and thank you note to reiterate your strong interest in, and fit for the position. This will help set your personal brand apart from others, and encourage the employer to  pull your resume out of the stack. Make sure on your follow up phone call, you reiterate your professionalism, skills you have that will be beneficial in performing the job, and the  excitement you feel about the potential opportunity.

Dreams can’t work, if you don’t.

It’s time to find the courage and believe in yourself to explore a career and work opportunities that you love, not only will it bring out the best in your performance, but it’ll give you fulfillment and happiness, both priceless.

Courtney Rhodes

Courtney R. Rhodes is an author, brand building and marketing strategist, and speaker with a passion for style, traveling, and sharing interesting and informative content. She is founder of The Brandista Guide + www.CourtneyRRhodes.com; a volunteer for women development and empowerment initiatives and a student of the arts, humanities, and the pursuit of happiness. Courtney is a graduate of Morgan State University ('98) and The University of Baltimore M.A. ('03).

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