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5 Action Steps To Pursue Your Career Dreams

Dreaming about the life you want is necessary if you want change. Though there may be things that seem unreachable or, at least, a challenge, it’s possible to work toward them. It takes perseverance and focus…and the right mindset helps more than you know. One of the areas women may want to reach dreams is in the professional arena. Here are some tips to help you pursue your career dreams.

Pursue Your Career Dreams #1: Research and Skill Connection

The first part of your “dream” journey begins with research. Even if you know what you want to do and how you want to feel in your career, you need to know what companies fit the best. Using recruitment sites should give you all of the information you need. Sites like this are designed to make research and connection easy and simple. Start with your present resume or skills, and then match them with the listings that fit the best. This is how companies actually find qualified candidates as well. It’s sort of like a digital version of a matching game. The more common thread you have with an employer the best.

Pursue Your Career Dreams #2: Study

Learning a new skill is often all it takes to shift to a career you enjoy. Whether you want to simply move up in a company or completely change the field, expanding your education may be the key. You’ve always wanted to fly, it’s time to find the best aviation colleges and do what you have to do. Action always promotes your dreams more than anything. You may not need to complete a whole degree program to create your new career either. There are so many courses, workshops, and bits of training to expand your horizons.

Pursue Your Career Dreams #3: Expand Your Experience

It can be frustrating when the only thing holding you back from a role is experience. Fortunately, there are ways to get experience without actually being on the job. Quality voluntary work experience is valuable and is looked upon with regard by many companies. You may also consider doing some intern work if you are able to sacrifice the “paid” hours.

Pursue Your Career Dreams #4: Networking

In the business world, often the people you know turn out to be the best source for contacts. As you’re getting started with your improvements, it’s worth doing some networking. Using tools like social media and face to face events is one way to meet new people and put yourself out there. After all, you never know who you might meet and what key role they might play in your dream career. 

Pursue Your Career Dreams #5: Hot Pursuit

Once you’ve reached the right level of education and experience to apply for your dream roles, it’s time to get the big guns out. Use your excitement to fuel your job-hunting efforts. Tweak your resume to match each position you apply for by looking for the main keywords in the ad. Remember to change it for each varying position you apply for. Also, create custom cover letters for each application. A really well-written CV is your first chance to make a good impression. Many employers will consider applicants based on how went this document is crafted.

 

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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