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How to find your dream job

How to find your dream job –

Introduction πŸ‘‹

Have you ever heard the saying:

“If you love the work you do, you never work a day in your life”?

This couldn’t be more true.

If you love your job, it doesn’t feel like working! πŸ–οΈ

Is there anything you enjoy so much that you’d do it every day, for free? πŸ’Έ

What about:

  • Playing with cute animals πŸ•
  • Helping others πŸ’ž
  • Saving lives πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ
  • Spending time outside 🏞️
  • Making art 🎨

What if you could get paid, to do the things you love? 😍

That would be amazing, right? ✨

Finding your dream job and getting paid to do the things you love is the ultimate goal. πŸ…

Time is short, so why spend your whole career doing something you don’t enjoy? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈβŒš

But with so many career options out there, how do you find your dream job? πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

It’s important to note whilst reading this article, that:

  • You might not find your dream career on your first try, or even your second πŸ₯‡
  • Every job is a stepping stone towards your dream career πŸͺœ
  • As a person, you change over time, and your dream career probably will too πŸͺ΄

Today we’re going to teach you the secret to finding a career that you love. πŸ’–

Step 1 – Learn about yourself πŸͺžπŸ”Ž

How well do you know yourself?

Are you clear on your:

1. Interests 😍

2. Skills βš’οΈ

3. Personality πŸ’–

4. Lifestyle goals? πŸ–οΈ

Knowing yourself really well, will help guide you towards a career that you will love. πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

1. Interests – What do you love? 😍

What things interest you, that you’d love to be involved in every day? πŸŒ…

It could include things like:

Animals 😺, sports/fitness πŸ€½β€β™€οΈ, art 🎨, film/TV πŸ“½οΈ, science πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬, news πŸ“°, books πŸ“š, geography πŸ—ΊοΈ, money/finance πŸ’Έ, history πŸ¦–, entertainment πŸ’ƒ, maths βž—, music 🎼, technology πŸ’», travel ✈️, vehicles – boats/aeroplanes/trains/cars β›΅, politics πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό, business πŸ’Ό, plants πŸͺ΄, gifts 🎁, research πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ, spreadsheets πŸ“ˆ, fashion πŸ‘—, laws πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ, education πŸŽ“, social media πŸ“±, healthcare 🩺, food πŸ”, advertising πŸ“Ί, childcareπŸ‘Ά, the environment 🌍, writing ✍️

Why not create a mind map, to explore your interests πŸ€©πŸ’­

2. Skills – What are you good at? πŸ’ͺ What do you want to be good at? βš’οΈ

If you’re naturally good at something, you are far more likely to be able to get paid for it. πŸ’Έ

If you’re not naturally good at something, it might be more difficult to find a job in that area. πŸ”Ž

Knowing what you’re good at means that you know what will give you an edge over other people in your career. 😎

Your skills could include things like:

Confidence πŸ’ƒ, public speaking πŸŽ™οΈ, communication πŸ“±, creativity 🎨, maths βž—, being organised πŸ“†, teamwork 🏈, solving problems 🧠, being positive β˜€οΈ, making jokes πŸ₯Έ, growing plants 🌱, being thoughtful πŸ’­, leadership πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό, making decisions πŸ“Š, being strong πŸ’ͺ, being proactive πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ, writing ✍️, tech skills πŸ’», selling 🏷️

Why not create a mind map, to explore your skills? βš’οΈπŸ’­

3. Personality – What kind of person are you? πŸ’“

Your personality can impact what types of jobs you’ll enjoy or not. πŸ€”

Would a shy person want to be a stage performer? πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

Possibly not. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Understanding your personality can help you to steer towards a job that you’ll naturally enjoy. ✨

What personality traits do you have?

You could be:

Outdoorsy 🏞️, honest πŸ™, kind πŸ’–, generous 🎁, thoughtful πŸ’­, sociable 😎, curious πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ, confident πŸ’ƒ, shy πŸ™ˆ, analytical πŸ“ˆ, patient 🧘, observant 🧐, creative 🎨, adaptable πŸ„β€β™€οΈ, trustworthy πŸ˜‡, approachable 🐢, enthusiastic πŸ˜€, respectful 🀝, charismatic 😏

Why not create a mind map, to explore your personality? πŸ’–πŸ’­

4. Lifestyle – What kind of lifestyle do you want? πŸ–οΈ

Your desired lifestyle can impact what types of jobs you’ll enjoy or not. 🏠

If you want an expensive lifestyle, you might struggle to enjoy a job that doesn’t pay very well. πŸ’Έ

Think about:

  • What days you want to work πŸ“†
  • Where you want to work – indoor/outdoor, which country 🏒🏞️
  • Would you want to travel with/for work? ✈️
  • Hours per week ⌚
  • How many jobs would you want? One? a few? πŸ’Ό
  • Holidays – how many would you want each year? πŸ–οΈ
  • Stability – would you want to work on a permanent contract, a fixed term contract? πŸ“œ
  • Who would you want to work for? πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Yourself? Your own business? A company? A charity? Customers? A mixture of people? 🀼
  • Pay – how much would you realistically want to get paid? πŸ’Έ
  • Who you want to work with? πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘
  • What are your financial goals? πŸ’° – getting a car? πŸš— buying a house? 🏠 having kids? 🍼 retirement? πŸ§“ fancy holidays? πŸ–οΈ – how much would you need to be paid to reach these goals? πŸ’³
  • How important are your lifestyle goals? πŸ†
  • What things would you be willing to sacrifice for your dream career? ❀️‍πŸ”₯

Why not create a mind map, to explore your lifestyle goals? πŸ–οΈπŸ’­

Step 2 – Research πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ’»

Next, it’s time to get your detective gear on, and research the jobs/careers that are out there. πŸ”Ž

This might take some work – it’s always good to come up with lots of options to choose from! πŸ“ƒ

You can search places like:

  • Job boards πŸ“Œ
  • Google searches πŸ”Ž
  • Inspiration boards online πŸ’»
  • Pinterest
  • Linkedin πŸ‘”
  • Researching people who inspire you ✨
  • Thinking about people you know, who love their jobs πŸ₯°
  • What did you want to be when you were little, why? πŸ‘Ά
  • Asking people you know πŸ’¬πŸŽ€
  • Researching jobs you’ve heard of πŸ’Ό
  • Asking for advice e.g. career advisors, teachers, career coaches πŸ‘©β€πŸ«
  • How do inspirational people make their money? πŸ’Έ

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What jobs exist that would suit you? πŸ’»
  • Could you turn your hobbies into a job? πŸ›΄πŸοΈ
  • What jobs are near you? πŸ—ΊοΈ
  • Do you need money to help get into that career? How much? πŸ’Έ
  • What jobs match your interests, skills, personality, and lifestyle goals? βœ…
  • Do you need to move to get the opportunity? ✈️
  • What training or qualifications would you need? Are you willing to get them? πŸŽ“
  • Would you need work experience? πŸ’Ό How would you get it? πŸͺœ
  • What skills do you already have that could help you be successful in that career? πŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈ
  • What skills do you need to develop to be successful in that career? πŸ› οΈ
  • Who do you know that could help you? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Why not create a mind map, of potential career ideas that might suit you? πŸ’­πŸ’Ό

Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure about an idea, having lots of options are good. βœ…

Remember, no ideas should be off limits! 🧠

This is your dream career we’re talking about. πŸ™ŒπŸ’Ό

Even if it sounds completely mad, you can turn your dreams into a career if you work hard enough 🌟

Step 3 – Experiment πŸ”¬πŸ§ͺ

So by now, you should hopefully have a list of career ideas – big and small, things that you’d be interested in doing. πŸ‘πŸ“ƒ

The next step is to find ways to experiment and try them out! πŸ₯Ό

That could involve:

  • Getting work experience
  • Learning more about the job
  • Trialing the job
  • Interviewing someone already doing the job
  • Doing some studying towards the job e.g. a short course

You want to get a real understanding of what day-to-day life would look like in these careers, to see if they would definitely suit you. πŸ‘”

You’re going to be potentially investing a lot of your time, energy, and possibly money into this career – so you want to make sure that it’s definitely for you! βœ…πŸ’―

Think about:

What are the best parts of the work? 😍

What are the worst parts of the work? 😭

Would you want to do this every day? πŸ™Œ

Experimenting with as many career ideas as possible can help you to learn about yourself and what career might suit you.

You might love the idea of being a doctor and saving lives… πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈπŸ₯

but what if the sight of blood makes you faint? πŸ’‰πŸ˜ͺ

The more you experiment, the more you learn about work you enjoy (or hate!πŸ˜…). πŸ’ΌπŸ€Œ

The more you know about work you enjoy, the better ideas you’ll have for a dream career 🧠🀩

Step 4 – Make a plan πŸ“βœοΈ

Experimenting for your career can take a veeery long time. ⌚πŸ§ͺ

Some people spend their whole lives trying out different jobs, searching for their true passion. πŸ”ŽπŸ’–

There are so many options out there! 🍬

But maybe you’ll get lucky enough to hit upon a career that gets you reeeally excited. πŸŽ‰

This is where you can start to plan. πŸ—ΊοΈ

Research has shown that if you write down your goals, you are far more likely to reach them πŸ†

So, get writing! ✍️

Draw a picture of you in your dream career. πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

What are you doing? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

How much are you earning? πŸ’Έ

How are you making money? πŸ’°

Next, write down all of the steps you’ll need to take to get there. πŸͺœ

(You should have a good idea from your career research!) πŸ”Ž

What qualifications do you need? πŸŽ“

What experience do you need? πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ

Do you need to develop skills? πŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈ

List all of the things you might need to do, to reach that goal.

What could you do this week, month, or year to work towards it?

Once you’ve written your plan, follow it, and hopefully, reach your dream career. πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

Conclusion πŸ‘

So that’s it!

You can find your dream job by following these steps:

1 – Learn about yourself πŸͺžπŸ”Ž

  1. Interests – What do you love? 😍
  2. Skills – What are you good at? πŸ’ͺ What do you want to be good at? βš’οΈ
  3. Personality – What kind of person are you? πŸ’“
  4. Lifestyle – What kind of lifestyle do you want? πŸ–οΈ
    2 – Research πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ’»
    3 – Experiment πŸ”¬πŸ§ͺ
    4 – Make a plan πŸ“βœοΈ

Hopefully you’re feeling more confident about finding your dream job. πŸ™Œ

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