How to Find Your Dream Job

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Published on Oct 18, 2016 by esetube

In addition to the video information on how to find your dream job, Try to read about tactics that can help you find the right path of career. Finding work these days can be very challenging especially when it comes to doing something that you truly enjoy. All too often people spend countless hours working jobs they absolutely hate.

While identifying the ideal career is not a walk in the park, it’s also not a fantasy. As with anything in life that is meaningful, it requires making a number of clear commitments.

Five tried-and-true tactics that help put people on the right career path, no matter your industry.

1. Know your greatest talent and purpose

This one is the hardest because it requires support from others. You know what you are good at when you hear it, but we all struggle to be completely objective about ourselves. However, once you have an indication of what your talent and purpose is, you can then connect it strategically to your job.

The key  is understanding yourself and being able to connect your talent and purpose to your career objectives. If you can’t find a way to link them, then it may be time to consider switching gears. With a little critical thinking, it’s easy to link these factors and boost your motivation and fulfillment in the process.

2. Commit to finding or creating your ideal job

Do you know anyone who achieves an audacious goal without commitment? You have to make a commitment and decide what you want to create and achieve, no matter what. Step 1 is an important place to start.

3. Be realistic about your basic financial needs

In the real world, it’s important to figure out how much money you need to live and what type of job will accomplish that. Even if you’re not reaching that mark from day one, make sure your basic expenses are covered and that there’s room for growth. Passion is important, but you can’t build your dream job if you can’t pay the bills.

4. Give yourself regular reality checks.

Ask yourself the following two questions, as often as you can:

First, would I do this for free? If the answer is yes, then you know you are on the right path. Second, is this fun, and am I energized?

If you aren’t energized by your day-to-day professional life, then you won’t stay committed, which will block the path to your dream job. If the answer is yes, every day, there is no way you can’t ultimately succeed.

5. Be patient

It could take two years, five years, or even longer to find the right mix after lots of trial and error. Along the way, look for quick wins and positive trajectory. For some, it comes faster than for others. You can’t compare yourself to others and you can’t have a set timeline. Focus on the small wins and the trajectory and know that by following these five steps, you’re well on your way.

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