When it comes to finding your dream job, the first step is to figure out what the ‘dream’ actually is. We know that’s much easier said than done, but don’t worry, we’ll help you to figure it out.
To start with, you’ve got three broad options:
We love the fact that everyone we work with is so downright different. You’re a diverse bunch when it comes to your interests, what motivates you, and what work means to you. That’s why you need to think carefully about what makes a role right for you.
Consider your broader lifestyle:
We’re big believers that you can do anything you put your mind to, but you do need to give some real thought to what you’re good at, the sort of environment you want to work in, and what you want to achieve in your career.
Think about where your strengths lie, and what you’re looking for:
There are so many different options out there when it comes to your working pattern. Some of us take comfort in the routine and security of 9-5; others love the freedom and changing pace of something less fixed. But much of the time, it’s your commitments and lifestyle that determine your course.
Think about the options open to you:
Once you’ve defined your ideal role and working style, make a wish list of brands you admire and industries that interest you. Think big, but be realistic, including smaller local businesses that could offer a valuable foot in the door. Consider practical elements like how far you’re willing to commute, the cost of travel and whether you’re looking for short-term experience or lasting career opportunities.
Then refine your search to learn:
Knowledge is power, and your job search is no different. We’re incredibly lucky in this day and age to be able to find information on just about anything, from just about anywhere. Consider your main research routes:
Making decisions about your future is never easy, but when you’ve really thought about what interests you, what you’re good at, the type of industry you want to work in, and what sort of working pattern suits you, you’ll be able to take that next step with confidence.
Weigh up all of your options, think about what’s right for you, and if you need a bit of extra help in looking at the practicalities, Office Angels is always here to help. Get in touch or drop in for a chat.
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