Maybe you dreamed of being a train driver, a teacher, or a doctor when you were little? Perhaps you had good intentions of following your dream as an adult too, but your still not there yet? Well, don’t worry because you are not alone and guess what, you can achieve your career dreams, and the advice below can help you too.
One thing that could be standing in the way of your and your dream job is confidence. After all, when we have families and responsibilities and bills to pay it’s always a lot easier to settle for a stable position and let someone else pay our bills rather than go it alone.
If you find yourself in this type of situation, you do have options though. The first is to retrain part-time while you continue working and then pursue your dream job that way.
It may be your confidence that is letting you down.
Alternatively, you may be able to hone the skills needed in your spare time as a sort of hobby. Something that can work partially well if you are looking to break into the creative professions such as illustration, or graphic and fashion design. Then you will be able to slowly build up your confidence and portfolio and get yourself into a position where you are ready to take that final leap and grab your dream job with both hands.
Of course, some people are already confident that if provided with the opportunity to do their dream job they would go for it, but it’s their lack of education or experience in a relevant field that is holding them back.
After all, you can know a lot about biology, but if you haven’t got the necessary qualification no one is going to let you work as a doctor!
The obvious remedy to this situation is to make the commitment to the educational path needed to get into your chosen profession. Something that you may do by pursuing an online MBA program if you want to excel in business or startup you’re up company, or a doctor’s degree if you want to work in medicine. You can even consider pursuing a teaching certificate if your dream job includes facilitating the learning of others.
Lastly, it may not be your confidence or your educational status that is the thing that is standing in the way for your dream job. In fact, the issue may be more about the commitment and effort you are willing to put in.
The problem here is that many of us believe what we are told and come to expect promotion and the role we want, even as we are just beginning our careers. Of course, in reality, this is not the way the world works!
In fact, many people do not get to work in their dream job until they have put in a lot of time and effort in other roles and demonstrated their commitment and suitability. What this means is, that if you aren’t working your dream job today, it’s important not to get discouraged and keep on trying until the opportunity does present itself.