The dream job...that is what everyone wants isn’t it? To wake up every day looking forward to your day instead of dreading it. To not hate Mondays. To truly love what you do and feel important; that you are making a difference, and are appreciated.
What is that dream job for you? Do you know? Close your eyes and envision yourself doing something that you truly love. Not your dream vacation, but a daily profession that you would truly enjoy. Imagine yourself waking up in the mornings going to work. Imagine what your evenings would look like. Play out day-to-day routines and responsibilities. If you like where your imagination is taking you, you’re probably on the right track to figuring out what your dream job would be. If not, try another profession until you like what you are imagining.
After doing some soul searching and imagining, you should have a profession in mind as dream job potential. But don’t decide on it just based on what you think it would be like. Do your research. Do you have the skills and experience to do your dream job? If not, are you OK with making the sacrifices needed to obtain them? What are the average hours required per week? Average salary? Are you OK with your findings? Interview several people who have the job you’re envisioning for yourself. Ask them the hard questions and don’t be shy. What do they love? What do they hate? What kind of person thrives in this position? Ask if you can shadow them doing their job for a day.
It may take you awhile to figure out what your dream job is. But once you do, I wholeheartedly encourage you to pursue it. As a person who has found her dream job, it is worth the effort to get here.
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