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How to identify your dream job

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 2 years ago
  • Author:by Jodie Fox

​Whether you’re new to the market or haven’t had to look for a job for a while, you may be feeling overwhelmed as you start your job search. In this blog, you’ll find useful advice and guidance to help you identify your dream job. 

How to identify your dream job

By identifying what your dream job looks like, it allows you to explore roles that reflect your passion and tick those boxes: flexible hours, salary expectations, stability.

This doesn’t mean finding your dream job is easy, it can take some work to keep you motivated and focused on finding what’s right for you.

By identifying what your dream job is, you’ll be more  likely to narrow your search to jobs that inspire you to develop and grow.

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How to list your strengths

  • It’s not just about finding a job, it’s about finding the right job for you. It’s more likely you’ll be successful applying for a job that complements your strengths. 

  • To start, create a list of your strengths, your interests, and your skills. 

  • As you begin looking through potential job roles, look through your list and circle the strengths that are important for the job you’re applying for. 

  • Look at the job requirements, and take a few minutes to match your strengths with the requirements listed in the job description. 

  • You’ll be able to get a sense whether this is the right fit for you and whether you’re the right candidate for them. This is also great planning for the interview stage, but we’ll get to that later!

How to find your dream job

Now you’ve identified your dream job, you need to find it! As well as your strengths, it will help your search if you identify the hard and soft skills you have to offer. 

Hard skills are those vital to a job role. They include skills such as computer skills, analytical skills, management skills.

Soft skills are your personal qualities that will help you thrive in your position. They include skills such as team player, good work ethic, adaptability. 

Once you know your skills, start researching roles that you could thrive in. Find jobs where your skills add value and support your application. 

Knowing this will also give you confidence to apply for jobs where your skills will be recognised. Once you find these roles, take a chance and go for it!