How to Find Your Dream Job
Wondering how to find your dream job? Unless you’re trying to play for the NBA (that ship may have sailed, my friend), the possibilities are pretty much endless
By Jonathan Hackman
If you were in the working world during the last recession, you may have been too busy simply trying to hold onto whatever job that you had at the time without worrying about how to find your dream job. Now that economic conditions have become more favorable to job seekers, it may be time for you to concentrate on the quality of your career rather than just expending all of your energy trying to hold onto a job in a dismal labor market.
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One of the first steps to finding your dream job may be to take an aptitude test. This service is usually provided free of charge by community colleges, even for those who are not currently attending the institution. By taking an aptitude test and speaking with a career counselor, you might even be made aware of jobs or entire career fields that you did not even know existed. You can even hire a career coach to assist you in identifying goals and exploring various career options.
Keep in mind that it’s possible that you will have several different careers during the course of your working life and that it’s likely that there will be many times when you will wonder how to find your dream job. This does not mean that it will take you all of your life to find a job that you love, rather that your career may evolve and change constantly throughout the years.
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