How to Search for the Job of Your Dreams

If you’ve found yourself trawling through online job boards or LinkedIn for your next big break, it might feel like an uphill climb. After all, it can be difficult to sift through the endless stream of job ads to find your dream role.

And if you go at it alone, it can feel overwhelming and daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. As one of the leading recruitment agencies Melbourne-wide, the Woods & Co team know a thing or two about how to find your dream job.

In this blog, we’re going to examine the different ways you can search for your dream job, so you can apply for your next role with confidence.

Get to know yourself

Before logging onto the various online job boards and applying, you should take the time to get to know yourself a bit better. This can help you narrow down your options and get to the core of what your dream job may be.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

When it comes to finding your dream job, one of the key things you should reflect on are your strengths and weaknesses. By working out your strengths and weaknesses, both personally and professionally, you can narrow down some options for a more targeted job search. 

As an example, if you can’t sit still for hours on end and have to move around, then a typical office job may not be for you. In this scenario, consider remote work where you can move about the home freely or a job that’s more hands-on.

This initial reflective period is also a great time to work out how you can apply your strengths in the workplace. 

What are your likes and dislikes?

A workplace will have things you like about it, and things you don’t. By writing down a list of what you like and dislike about a workplace, you can further refine your search for the perfect job. Consider your previous and current roles to help you with this list.

For instance, if your previous role had a hybrid working system that you liked but your current one isn’t flexible at all, then you could note that flexibility is something you like in the workplace. This can help you find roles within your industry that have hybrid work environments.

It’s important that you’re clear and honest about this list, as it can help you narrow down certain organisations that may or may not align with your likes and dislikes.

What are your interests and hobbies?

Another thing you should think about are your personal interests and hobbies. If your interest has potential to become a long-term career, then why not pursue it? There are many ways you can hone skills pertaining to your hobbies, which you can then use to either work towards a career with those skills or start your own business.

If your hobby is photography, for example, then you can take courses to refine your technique and produce high-quality photos. In this example, you’ll have the professional skills to make your own business or apply at a renowned photography studio.

What is your purpose in life?

Though discovering your purpose in life might seem daunting, it can help you work out what type of career path you should take. Answering this question is also an excellent way to determine what being successful means to you.

There are many questions you can ask yourself to help identify your life’s purpose. What inspires you? Why do you want to go to work? What is your motivation for getting out of bed each day? 

Chat with the Woods & Co team

If you’re still stuck on how to achieve your dream job, then there’s no need to worry! Get in touch with Woods & Co and our team will get to know you, so they can find a job that aligns with your purpose.