How Do You Get Your Dream Job?

Job hunting is how you get your dream job.

The first step in finding your dream job is to know what you want. That is my specialty: the “figuring out what you want” part of the process. The other pages of this website can help you with discovered what you want to do.

However, if you already know what you want to do, but you aren’t sure how to get your dream job, then you may need help with job hunting. Since job search is not my specialty, I’ll refer you to the experts.

There are lots of good resources online to assist in your job hunt. Check out the National Career Development Association and JobHuntersBible. A California-based site that includes general information for the job-hunter is JobStar.

If you’re a book reader more than a web surfer, a couple of classic how-to books about job-hunting are What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles and Knock ’em Dead by Martin Yate. I also like Cracking the Hidden Job Market by Donald Asher.

The books mentioned above should be easy to find at your local bookstore or library. And while you’re there, you might chat with the business librarian. Librarians can help connect you with career services right in your community, typically offered by educational institutions and government agencies.

Getting a creative job is pretty much the same as getting any other job, although the competition tends to be keener and the positions less permanent. That means you might as well learn good job-hunting skills now.

If you’re presently hunting for a job, you have my sympathy. Who wants to work that hard to get rejected? Not me. And mot likely not you, either. But hang in there! Getting the job of your dreams tomorrow is worth enduring some discomfort today.