Finding your dream job is very difficult, especially when it's incredibly competitive out there. It may be that there is little supply and demand in your area, you don't quite have the right qualifications or you lose out to someone with more experience with you - every time you miss out on what could be a perfect position, your heart drops.
While we can't promise you'll get every job you interview for, we can give you some tips on things you need to do to land your dream job:
Do Your Research
Before you apply to any job you need to make sure you're doing your research. Find out the company name (if you can) and Google it to see both their website and any recent news or press relating to them. Using that information, you will be able to show that you have made an effort to find out everything you can about the company before you apply - instantly putting you ahead of competitors. You can use this knowledge if you get an interview as well.
Have A Killer CV or Resume
Having a killer CV or resume is vital when it comes to landing your dream job. Often, this is the first impression of you that the hiring manager will get. Having a CV that is well organized, filled with lots of useful information regarding your skill and employment history and at least two excellent references will help put you a step above the rest before you've even begun interviewing. For a guide on conveying skills, you can visit this site here.
Nail Every Interview You Get
Obviously, it's important to smash interviews, but making sure you nail every single one you attend is a great way to get your name out there in the industry. If you have a great interview but narrowly miss out on a position due to experience, chances are the interviewer will still talk about you and recommend you to other people in a similar industry. If not, at least it's great practice for when the ultimate interview does come along.
Network As Much As Possible
Going out and networking may seem scary, but it's amazing what the effort can do for your career. Attend industry events, connect on LinkedIn and make a meaningful connection with people that could hire you - you never know where it could lead.
Create A Profile On LinkedIn
Having a profile on LinkedIn may feel pointless if you don't have anything to say, but it's a great way for recruiters and headhunters to find you and offer you that dream job. Sure, a lot of the time it will be completely useless, but more and more people are now finding their dream roles through this incredible social media network.
If you're in an industry that allows you to take part in further education to become accredited then do it! Often courses are not as expensive as you may think and once you have an accreditation behind you, you become much more desirable to recruiters. If you're unsure what certification you can earn in your industry, check out this handy guide here.
Are you in your dream job? Let us know your top tips for landing your dream career in the comment section below!