How to Aim High for Your Dream Job
Are you actively going after your dream job or are you accepting second best? When I talk about your dream job what I mean is what, in your heart of hearts, do you want to be doing with your life?
Be honest with yourself and evaluate where you are at. Are you really, truly happy? Or maybe you have started to search for new jobs and are limiting your exploration to what’s being advertised online.
What do you really want to be doing?
One of the reasons I do what I do is because I have personally experienced the joy of doing what I love. I’m not saying it’s easy and it certainly wasn’t a straightforward path to get here (in fact, I took the long way around), but I am satisfied that I am living the life I want for myself. For me, it’s not necessarily about having a well structured plan. It’s more about finding ways to earn a living by doing more of those things that bring me joy and are aligned to my values.
If you are currently considering your career plan, or looking for guidance on how to take a different direction, here are the stories of three Career Coaching clients to inspire you. They are aiming higher, and happier because of it.
Dream Job Hunter 1 – Sandra
Sandra is an experienced Personal Assistant in the medical industry and wants a new challenge. It is time for her to move on after over 10 years in this sort of role. When we first met she was limiting herself to next steps that were only in the medical sector. When I expanded the career conversation to her passions, hobbies and the community activities she was involved with, it soon became clear that Sandra needed to look beyond the medical industry. She is re-connecting with her roots (the bush) and actively exploring opportunities in industries well beyond the medical industry.
Dream Job Hunter 2 – Betty
Dream Job Hunter 3 – Marcus
Marcus is a bi-lingual Finance and Administrative specialist with experience in other markets, but no employment track record in Australia. Marcus also has a Masters in Geology. He has been limiting his career prospects by exploring jobs on SEEK in the Finance and Administrative sector. He has not been putting enough thought into his passions and the preferred location of his future place of employment. His heart’s desire is to have a flexible job so he can be available for his primary-aged child. After we explored his options, he is now focussing on opportunities in the geology field and actively researching organisations that value his second language.
All of these dream job hunters are now aiming higher and much happier for it.
If you want to be happier, start by aiming higher.