Your Dream Job Success Strategy – Part 2

Tweet In my post Your Dream Job Success Strategy – Part1, we listed these components of a strategy to find and land your dream job: Identify the gap between the skills and talents you have… and those the dream job requires. Determine what jobs will fill the gap… and if there is an optimal order to pursuing the jobs (so you can acquire the skills and develop your talents.) Start your search for the first intermediate job. Package yourself appropriately in your job search. We explored the first two in that post. In this one we will cover the next … Continue reading

Your Dream Job Success Strategy – Part 1

Tweet In my post Dream Job Help – Get a Strategy, I talked about the likelihood that you aren’t ready for your dream job, yet. I also mentioned that you may need a First Aid job so that you can pursue your Dream Job… or at least the stepping stones to that job. And I promised that we would talk about components of a successful strategy and then some tips to implementing it. Some of the components of a successful strategy in pursuing your dream job? Identify the gap between the skills and talents you have… and those the dream … Continue reading

Dream Job Help – Get a Strategy

Tweet In my post, Looking for that Dream Job? Here’s Help, we defined what your dream job is. We looked at the different aspects of it (what the work is like, where it can be found, who it done with, and (implied) what it takes to do the job.) If you didn’t list what it takes to do the job, then write that down, too. You will need it as you map out your strategy to achieve it. Review the list. Do you already have everything you need to successfully do that dream job if it was offered to you … Continue reading

Looking for that Dream Job? Here’s help

Tweet In my post Dream Job or Fantasy?, I highlighted an entitlement mentality that pervades too many job seekers (or even job holders). I touched on what’s wrong with this viewpoint and why it can sabotage our careers (even as the person thinks the opposite.) Then, in You Can Have Your Dream Job, I talked about having a dream job (it’s okay to have it as a goal), and beginning steps to have that dream job. In this third post in the series, I would like to share a foundational thing you need to do in order to make that … Continue reading

“Magical” Success

Tweet Today, I want to point you to a blog post by Mark Dykeman on the Lateral Action website/blog. Mark’s post “Why Creative Work is Like Making Magic” has a lot of relevance if you are interested in success. While Mark talks about it from a Creative professional’s point of view (after all, that is the focus of lateral action), his points apply to personal success, career success, and business success. It would do Mark’s post a disservice for me to try to restate his points here, but please make special note that knowledge, preparation, planning, rehearsal, and execution are … Continue reading