Dream Big—Take Action!

Walt Disney once said “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.”  Those words have never been more true!!!  Today is “Job Action Day” and a perfect time to find that dream job.  Observed the first Monday in November this day provides the perfect opportunity to explore the job market, the possibilities, and perhaps land the career of your dreams!!!

 

Of course, “Job Action Day” is not just for job seekers, it also celebrates those who are excited to go to work every day.  It was created in 2008 by Quintessential Careers to bring workers and job-seekers together providing inspiration and advice.  That is what is so great about this day—it gives hope to anyone who dreams of doing more, it is the perfect chance to update that resume and attend career fairs, or build upon your professional skills.

Everyone should follow their passion and find something that brings them satisfaction and fulfillment and never settle for anything less.  Dreams are powerful for so many reasons:  Chasing your dreams will develop your courage; great dreamers grow to be independent; you are never too old to dream; your dreams have no limits; and a dream is strong enough to define you.

Now that you are enthusiastic about landing your dream job, here are some basic tips to further motivate you:

  • Customize your resumé to the job description or position you are seeking, match the words and phrases in the job description to your resume, and by all means, showcase your strengths.
  • Apply for positions if you have the majority of the qualifications and show interest and confidence that you can quickly catch-on.
  • Network with people in the field you are seeking—knowing someone on the “inside” never hurts.
  • Send genuine thank you notes to each of the interviewers immediately after your interview—the speed and quality will definitely make an impact.

So in the immortal words of Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  Check out some of the sites below to help you find your “dream” job!

CareerLink

LiveCareer

Linked In

Bellevue University Career Services

Bellevue University eCatalog

Job Action Day Pinterest Page

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