We all sometimes find ourselves daydreaming about our perfect job. And sometimes it’s just a creative exercise to assess what we want from our future.

But if you’re really unhappy in your current job and you’re sure it’s not for you, there’s no reason to feel stuck. There are loads of great options for moving on, moving up, or starting something completely new.

So if you’re looking for some tips on finding and landing your dream job, check out the list below for some useful ideas.

Step Up in Your Current Field 

Maybe you feel like you are in the right field, but you’re not fulfilled in your current position, or feel like you’d be better suited to a different role. 

It can be difficult to move upwards or even laterally in a company if you aren’t being proactive. But there are things you can do to promote yourself as a better candidate and catch the attention of the right people.

Go above and beyond the call of duty. Talk to your colleagues and superiors about what you can do to move into the space you want to be in. Volunteer for projects that don’t normally fall under your purview, or come up with new initiatives to benefit your company.

You need to ask for the things you want. If the company you’re with can’t provide them for you – even when you work on yourself – then it’s time to move on.

Go Back To School

If there is a profession you’d really like to move into, but don’t feel you have the experience or qualifications, you can give yourself a huge boost by going back to school or studying something new.

Again, it’s so useful to ask the people around you – and especially those doing that job you’d like to do: what are the most useful skills I can learn to move forward?

You can enrol in college programmes or – if you’re limited on time or money – look into online courses or app. The best tutoring apps can help you get up to scratch on anything you missed in highschool and send you in a new direction.

Networking and Staying Connected 

This is a simple one. Connect with people, make an effort to stay in touch, and respond when anyone is willing to help you out. 

With social media and countless networking events in a multitude of fields, there’s no excuse for staying in your bubble. Reach out and stay connected.

Start Your Own Business

Do you like the idea of being your own boss, taking charge of your own schedule and creating something unique?

Then starting your own business might be the right path for you. It is important to plan properly before taking the leap into your own enterprise. Take advice, plan your finances to a tee, and be prepared for a lot of hard work.

There are lots of online resources available for advice on starting your own business. So make sure to do your research and find your niche.

And there we have it! There’s no reason to get stuck in a career that doesn’t fulfil you or give you space to grow. So if you’re feeling restless, use these tips to work out your next steps and land your dream job. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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