Most of us have to work, whether we like it or not. If you HAVE to work, why not do work that fulfills you, inspires you, brings you joy? There’s no need to be stuck in a career that you hate or tolerate. Yes – even in this economy.
The problem is, finding your dream job is not easy. Some people don’t even know what their dream job is. They haven’t searched their souls to understand who they really are, what their mission in life is. That’s step one.
Then, how do you go about finding your dream job, then landing it? Steps two and three!
A little over a year ago this writer was doing some research on helping job seekers succeed. I had read “What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard Bolles many years ago after graduating from college (no need to cite the year, ahem). I remembered it being a really great book, so I thought I’d check it out again for my research. Mr. Bolles has now written forty-one versions of this same book. He reinvents it and rewrites it every year so that it remains fresh and contemporary, including sections on social media, job boards, etc. One thing remains the same, however; a fair portion of the book is dedicated to understanding who you are and what you really want. This is the very soul searching that is required if your dream job is truly in your future.
The 2013 edition was just released this past August with fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, negotiating, entrepreneurship, and social media. “What Color is Your Parachute?” has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job. It’s the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique potential. We highly recommend!
Have you read it? How did it impact your job search? Share your thoughts!