Do you find yourself moaning about your job without really thinking about it? Wondering whatever happened to the dreams of your perfect job? Well what’s really stopping you from achieving it?
Now more than ever before there is a wealth of resources at our fingertips that can help us reach our goals. The Internet alone has revolutionised our ability to learn, and whilst you can sit their passing the time and complaining about it, the real person that’s holding you back is you. You can sit there and say that you’ve not got the qualifications or the experience, but that’s all excuses. If you really want something you need to go out there and get it for yourself. Nothing stopped female entrepreneur and #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso so what’s stopping you?
What do you really want?
When you think about it what do you really want to do as your career? Of course being the prime minister or an astronaut may take a little while longer than other roles, but decide upon what you would love to do and think about how you’re going to get there. You know what they say, a dream is a goal without a plan!
You may think that getting the qualifications for your dream job is going to cost you an arm and a leg, but there are now a huge variety of free online courses available that can help get you there. Many exciting job roles don’t even require a qualification, they require someone who is willing to learn and grab every opportunity.
Do Your Research
Whether that’s researching the people who already work in that industry, or research what the job role would require. Do your homework, because it might turn out that it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Start A Blog
If you’re really passionate about something, then show it. Many companies look for those who are now showcasing their talent online, and a blog is the best portal for this. Like a little window into understanding what makes you tick, give it your all and show the world what you have to say and what you can do. A blog is free and you can take it in any direction you want to.
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We all have visions of lots of scary people in particular industries not wanting to help others. But in reality the best people out there are the ones encouraging and harnessing new talent. So pick up the phone and talk to someone who works there, or ask if you can spend a day there just for the experience. There’s never any harm in asking, and who knows where it might get you.
Above all the social stalking and the CV enhancing don’t forget to keep working hard for what you really want. Nobody in this life gets handed anything, and it’s only you who can go out and grab each experience and opportunity for yourself. Don’t just sit back thinking that something is going to fall into your lap, because it simply doesn’t happen that way. And if you’ve tried your best, keep trying, because the world is out there for the taking!