In this tough economic times, landing your dream job is not easy. You have to be a cut above the rest. If you are merely good, obedient and reliable, it will be sometime before you can get any job, leave alone your dream job. Here are a few ways to land your dream job fast.
How to get your dream job
Market yourself as an indispensable force
As you make your CV, market yourself as the type of an employee that an organization will be scared to lose. Organizations are tired of employing individuals who cannot make head or tail of what the organization should do next. They are looking for self-driven employees who can carry the entire organization on their shoulders. Therefore, if you are a marketer, be a marketer who can lead. If you are a salesperson, be willing to take risks to make a human connection. Be a passionate change maker. Overall, be that one person who can bring an organization together and make a huge difference. That is the way to be indispensable.
Do not be a map follower or a manual reader, be an innovator
Do not ask me how to show that you are not a conformist but a reformist. It will show in the way you apply for your job, the way you write your CV and the way you respond to questions in the interview. Initially, an employee needed to go to work, follow simple instructions, read several manuals, follow well-drawn maps and take notes to make his or her daily bread. This no longer works today. Businesses that employed such individuals are either struggling to stand on their feet today, or they have long closed shop. The modern business environment needs original thinkers. It needs provocateurs. It needs people who care. That would be you.
Do not be that replaceable cog in a machine
This point emphasizes on being indispensable. As you describe yourself, make it clear that you are not looking for a job where you will follow simple instructions and go home in the evening. Make it clear that you will not be that fearful employee that is worried of being replaced because of failure to adapt to the fast-changing times. We grew up in a world where businesses employed cheap laborers that followed specific instructions. That no longer works in the modern cutthroat world of business. Every organization is looking for an individual it can count on to come up with pragmatic solutions to its problems. Therefore, market yourself as an artist, a person who will carve the way to success in the organization. A person who will come up with new ways of solving a problem. A person who can make new connections.
Stick to your passion
Follow your passion, not money. Let money look for you at work. Don’t look for it. Therefore, apply only for the jobs that you have the passion for. You cannot be an original thinker if you do something you don’t like. Neither can you be an innovator in a field that you have no passion for. Indeed, if you demonstrate that you have a strong passion for your dream job, you will most likely get it whatever the circumstances.