Tips For Getting Your Dream Job

Tips For Getting Your Dream Job

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Meet with someone who has your dream job

You might quickly realize your “dream” isn’t what you envisioned. If not, you’ll learn effective ways to reach your goal.

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Use creative resume alternatives — but only when prudent

A creativity-driven company could be swayed by a splashy video instead of a cover letter. A more traditional firm might laugh you out of the building.

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Make networking a science, not a free-for-all

It’s easy to go overboard with networking. So carefully consider the quality and potential usefulness of your contacts.

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Be selective

You might be tempted to send out a large quantity of applications — fast-food style. But you need to serve up a fine meal, so reduce the quantity of resumes and fine-tune the details.

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Make sure you can communicate

If you don’t hone your listening, reacting and responding skills, your qualifications won’t matter.

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Stay connected

Did you graduate from business school? Cultivate reciprocal relationships with your peers, which is easier than ever before nowadays!  Staying connected to peers, faculty, industry professionals, and companies through online networking sites like Linkedin, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter helps keep you in the know.

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Learn how HR teams think

You might not like what you’ll find, but this knowledge is imperative as you shape your resume and portfolio. Perhaps you can pick up key ideas and themes from your current employer’s HR team.

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Be realistic

When you’re hired in your dream role, remember that some days will be stressful, frustrating and long — just like in any other position.

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