What do you want your life to look like next year? Are you in the garden of your new build, having a bbq with your friends during that one week of English summer? Or maybe you’re in the middle of the countryside, alone except for your dog Paws - because you love nature and hate people.
Whatever life you’re dreaming of, I can bet that your job will be a huge part of it. Next year, why not take a step closer to that dream life by landing your dream job with these six simple steps.
1. Write it Down
It may seem trivial but don’t skip this step! Writing down what you want narrows your focus and provides short-term motivation. So grab your 2022 diary or the notes on your phone and write down, what job you’re going to get this year.
2. Make Your Goal SMART
When you write down your dream job goal, make it SMART. Make sure the job is specific. For instance, write “Paint Sprayer” not “Workshop Job”. Make it attainable. Don’t write CEO if you’ve no experience in the industry. And make sure that the job role you’ve chosen is relevant to the career you want.
Here’s a template you can use;
By (insert month) 2022, I will get a job as a which will further my career in (insert dream job). I will does this by (insert thing you will do to achieve the goal).
If you want to learn more, you can read our blog post on SMART goals here.
3. Be Passionate
Think about the job you’ve chosen. Do you REALLY, REALLY, really, REALLY want this job? Being passionate about the job role will keep you motivated through all the setbacks and rejections. It’ll get you sending your 1000th application when you’d rather be watching The Grand Tour. And it’ll cradle you to sleep after a long shift at that current job that you hate.
4. Break It Up Into Smaller Goals
Break your one goal of getting a new job into smaller bite-size goals. For instance, you could break it up into smaller goals like:
- Tailor CV to the job role
- Spend an hour a day looking for available positions
- Practise interviewing questions for two hours
- Prepare interview outfit
You get the idea. Each task should be no longer than 3 hours long to complete. Breaking it down makes it easily “digestible” and prevents you from getting overwhelmed.
5. Prioritise The Tasks
Take your list of smaller tasks and group them by priority. Tasks that need to be done immediately should be marked as first. Tasks that are important but don’t need to be done ASAP can be in the second group. And finally, the ones that you are helpful but not essential, you can shove them in the third pile.
This is the order in which you need to do those small tasks. Do the first pile, first etc. Doing this will keep you from procrastinating on the tasks that don’t matter as much to your goal.
6. Add It To The Calendar
No one loves a deadline, but they do work. Put what date you will do your smaller tasks on and when you will complete them by. Then be prepared to feel the ultimate satisfaction when you tick them off your list.
5. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
Don’t feel like you have to do this all on your own. Sharing your goals with friends and family can keep you on track and hold you accountable. Or you can reach out to a specialist like us (Autoskills) who can provide you with options and available vacancies. Asking for help can accelerate you to achieve your goals quicker than you thought possible.
Ok, stick with me on this one. If you visualise yourself completing your goal, did you know that you’re more likely to achieve them? This has been proven in countless studies about the power of visualisation in chess players to Tiger Woods. Sit somewhere quiet, close your eyes and visualise yourself getting the job. Sooner or later, it will become a reality.
After you’ve written down your goal, broken it down into smaller goals and followed the rest of the steps, you’ll be on the right path to success. All you need to do is start and it won’t be long before you land the dream job. And if you need a little help getting into the automotive business, get in touch. We’re always here to help you find your dream job.