How to Land Your Dream Job

Do you dream of a better job? A survey conducted by the Independent announced that ‘Nearly 40 percent of graduates are looking for work six months after graduation, while a quarter is still unemployed after a year.’ With unemployment in Bangladesh at 4.1% yet with 60 million people employed- would you like to know the procedure for securing your dream job? This article will show you how to secure an interview and succeed at job hunting.

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Communicate your worth

Essential in securing an important interview is a solid resume. Robert Meier, president of Job Market Expert, states that job seekers need help with resumes as only the ‘top 2%’ of candidates make it through to interview. An up to date resume that is professionally presented is one of the non-negotiable in job hunting. There is only going to be one chance to capture the attention of a potential interviewer. There is help to make every word count in an application. Your resume has to say everything about you. It speaks for you when you are out of the room. The ‘dreamier’ the job the more crucial it is that your resume can speak for you. Deciding on format, chronology and functionality are key to securing your foot in the door.

Why do most people fail to find their dream job? One suggestion by Larry Smith, professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is that there are no ‘good’ careers left. The chance of failure is equal in an applying for a mediocre job that you aren’t that interested in and an exhilarating inspiring job that you would class as your dream job. So why not go for it?

Go unconventional

With Bangladesh ranking 110 on the UN directed ‘Happiness Index‘,  which maps happiness on the parameters of GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption, it is vitally important that when aiming for an outstanding job you increase your chances.  After scouring pages and pages of bland jobs you might need to think outside the box to even find a job that is worth dreaming about. Use networking and events to meet people connected to the industry that you are passionate about. Be resilient and head-strong in your goals so that you are in the right place at the right time to take advantage of any opportunity.

Securing your dream job is possible and what is more important – it is incredibly likely. However, you will need some persistence and enthusiasm to execute a clear plan.

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