This post was written by one of our students in our Love Your Career Formula course. We love it when our clients get hired and today we are celebrating Erin Bruce! Woohoo!
So, I landed my dream job, and Anna asked if I had any tips or tricks to provide, and I have a couple, (but, I really just learned this from Anna’s course anyways so it’s really nothing new).
5 Things I Did to Get Hired At My Dream Job
1. I never gave up.
Never ever. This is the most important tip. I felt like I was job searching FOREVER and almost gave up so many times, feeling like my dream job didn’t exist, or I wasn’t qualified even if it did. However, I just kept networking, learning as much as I could and taking those little steps everyday, and it paid off. DON’T GIVE UP on getting hired at your dream job!
2. I never stopped networking.
This is so important. You’ll never be sorry you reached out to old friends or meet new people. Everyone has some expertise that you don’t have, and they are more than willing to share it 9 times out of 10. Sometimes you might meet a grumpy person who doesn’t want to share their knowledge and expertise with you, but you don’t need them in your network anyway!
3. I got my mind right.
Anna goes over this so much and it’s such an important piece. I don’t know about anyone else (and I don’t do this anymore:), but I used say things in my head to myself I wouldn’t DREAM of saying aloud to another human being. If you’re not telling yourself you’re good enough or you deserve it, then you’re telling yourself you’re not and you don’t. This is just discipline. Discipline your thoughts and you will find discipline in your entire life. Affirmations are the crucial part to get hired.
I interviewed for several jobs during my job search, while I was always confident, I was never as confident as I was when I interviewed for the job I TRULY wanted, and knew I deserved. I was so confident that when I submitted my resume, I wrote “Hiring me will be the best hiring decision you ever made” on the header, held my breath, and submitted it. Within the hour, they called me for an interview. When an employer can feel your confidence and excitement for a job, and they believe you fit with the culture, you will get hired regardless of your skills, because skills can always be taught.
5. I made sure my vision was clear and my goals were specific.
There’s a reason why this is the very first part of Love Your Career Formula. Understand what you want and truly desire. It’s not just a job, you’re looking for a place to belong, find passion and purpose, so the lines between work and life are blurred. I honestly hate talking about “work-life balance” as if the two oppose each other. When you love your work, it’s not really work!
I hope this was helpful. I want to hear about your job hunt stories and if you’ve found any of these tips to be true in your journey as well!