It's one of the big questions that you will ask yourself
during your life: how do I find my dream job?
It's not necessarily as simple a question that it sounds,
even for those who already know their interest is in jobs. After all, is your
idea of a 'dream job' something that you love and are good at, or is there a
specific ambition associated with it, such as a certain lifestyle or salary?
Here are five of our favourite tips for landing your ideal
role in 2016.
1. Go on a journey of
What is it that you actually want in a job? What are you
passionate about? To what kind of jobs (or indeed, any jobs) do your existing
skills and interests best match, and if you are deficient in any area, what do
you need to do next?
Assess yourself with career
tools like those of the National Careers Service, research particular
fields like immunology, chemistry or clinical work, get in touch with experts
in your desired sector about how to break into it... there's plenty that you
can learn with little more than a computer and an Internet connection.
2. Focus on steady,
Many people may have yearned for a job change for years,
only to find themselves procrastinating over actually taking the steps to get
You don't need to turn your career on its head with a day or
week - instead, focus on smaller things, such as attending a relevant event or
registering with a recruitment agency, that will help you steadily towards your
3. Don't think only
about the money
There's a saying that if you find a job you love, you will
never work a day in your life.
It's true in many ways. While you obviously can't completely
discount the money element, allowing it to dominate your job search is rarely a
reliable way to find your dream job,
which is - after all - the whole objective behind this article.
4. Gradually ease
into your new career
are a recent or soon-to-be graduate or have sufficient financial backing to
undertake a long unpaid internship in your desired role, and certainly if you
already have a steady job, you may be reluctant to make the big jump into a new
The good news is that you don't have to - indeed, it may be
best for you not to risk everything. Don't feel guilty about keeping your
steady existing job for now while taking a part-time course, volunteering or
work shadowing to explore your potential career change.
5. Be realistic about
what constitutes a 'dream job'
Even the most popular and well-paid jobs have their positive
and negative aspects, but at the same time, don't lapse into thinking that
literally any job that pays is a 'dream' one.
No job situation is absolutely perfect, but there are
definitely roles that will make you feel more rewarded than others.
Keep an open mind, prepare to work hard and contact one of the leading recruitment
agencies, Hyper Recruitment Solutions about how we can power your career to
new levels of success in 2016!