Are You Willing To Work For Your Dream Job?
Posted on December 13, 2014
According to a survey by Deloitte, 80% of Americans report hating their job. This number is interesting considering how many people claim to want a dream job.
Judging by the numbers it seems as though there’s a huge disconnect. If so many people hate their jobs, they are obviously not doing something right, and they are most certainly not anywhere close to their dream job.
This discrepancy calls into question a serious concern:
Many people say they want a dream job, but are they willing to work for it?
If you want the job of your dreams, your college degree and your resume alone aren’t going to get you there. It used to back in the 1990’s, but those days are long gone.
You must be willing to put in work. This includes but is not limited to:
- Becoming an expert in your field
- Publishing a book and gaining credible endorsements to validate your expertise
- Launching an industry blog
- Establishing a network online and offline of powerful influencers
- Building and maintaining a website portfolio
- Establishing a stockpile of reference letters
Despite what many people will tell you, dream jobs do exist. No job is perfect, but there are jobs that exist that provide far more pros than cons. If you want to find your way into one of these jobs, you’re going to have to put yourself in a position to write your own ticket.
You’re going to have to market yourself like a shiny new product that’s the object of everyone’s desire.
You must present a person that is so valuable that employers will gladly bend to your demands for compensation, benefits, work schedule, and more.
In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m alluding to establishing a personal brand.