Five Tips for Finding Your Dream Job

Searching for a “dream job” can be tough, especially when it doesn’t happen right off the bat. In fact, the average person has several careers in their lifetime, so it’s okay if that “dream job” isn’t the first one.

Finding a new job should be treated as a full-time job, so make a schedule to follow every day. That will help you find more success in your search.

The job market has moved online and has thousands of listings from employers all over the state. Our online database gives you the opportunity to search more specifically for jobs that match your skill set.

1. Do your homework when applying for a specific job. Take some time to research the company you are interested in working for, and see if it would be a good match for your needs and skill set. Take some time to identify your interests, hobbies, skills, personality type and lifestyle, so your job will align well with your needs and interests.

2. Try working on a career skill each week. See what skills employers are seeking for a position you are interested in applying for, and work on the skills you need to qualify for that position. This will help you stand out as a top candidate for the position

3. Use a job coach. In addition to developing career skills on your own, don’t be afraid to work with a job coach to help you improve your interview skills or your resume. Employers are looking for candidates who are ready to hit the ground running, and a job coach can help you to stand out to employers.

4. Make sure your application and resume are neat and tidy. A messy application or resume will most likely be thrown out by the employer, especially when they are sorting through a high volume of applications.

5. Don’t be discouraged if you are turned down for a position — even if you are qualified for the job. Employers are more interested in hiring someone with a positive attitude, rather than a negative attitude, so make sure you have a positive outlook when speaking to employers.

The best way to get hired is to stand out to employers and be persistent in your efforts. Make sure you always put your best foot forward when searching for a new job.

Each job you have will give you valuable experience. Make the most out of each job, so when there is an opening for your “dream job” you are ready to take it.

Find more jobs in the Workforce Services Smart Start Guide or come into your local office for free job seeking workshops.