Personal development career: One of the most important choices you will ever make in your life is to choose your career. It should be one that is best suited to your skills, one that you enjoy and one that enhances your character. If you attain job satisfaction the chances are you will attain happiness in other key areas of your life. Therefor I recommend that everyone, irrespective of work experience should continuously assess and re-assess their careers.

I have listed below seven steps to finding your dream job. Take your time and choose the job that YOU want, not one that someone else thinks would be right for you, good luck.

1. Write down everything that you are good at and I mean everything. But be honest, ask friends and family for advice and what they think your strenghs are, you might be surprised because we always see ourselves differently than others do. Study old school report cards, go on, I dare you.

Wealthnugget4u:- Personal development career: If you find writing things down a chore, buy yourself an expensive notebook, say £10 plus. This will make the job much more appealing.

2. Decide what sector of employment you would like to work in. Employment sectors are very broad but at this stage we are just trying to narrow things down a little. Some examples of employment sectors are:

Entertainment, Media, Finance, Public Services, Sport & fitness, Retail & distribution.

Always Hit Your Targets.

A good peice of career advice is to research as many different companies as possible. Kompass, has an excellent website which lists over 2.5 million companies worldwide. Click on their 'browse catagories' section and you will find a wealth of information about different types of career sectors and their related industries. I would also recommend that you check out the average salary listings for the sector/s you are interested in. A good site for this is Paywizard.

3. Choose a couple of prefered industries within your career sector and then start to research the industies major players in your geographical area. I'm not totally discouting job re-location, however taking on a new job and a new living environment in one go can prove a bit much. I would recommend a maximum commute time of 2 hours per day.

4. Ring up your prefered companies. As well as it saving you a lot of time in unnecessary correspodence, you'll also get a feel for how they operate from their telephone manner. Then follow up your call with a semi-personalised letter and C.V. You'll be amazed how far the personal touch goes and it doesn't take much extra effort.

Wealthnugget4u:- Personal development career: Actually smile when you are speaking on the telephone, it does alter your voice's tone and the recipiennt will pick up on it.

Wealthnugget4u:- Personal development career: Always stand up whilst making telephone calls, it will make you sound busier and pacing the floor helps you to think.

Wealthnugget4u:- Personal development career: The telephone's version of eye contact is the use a person's name. Use it far more than you would do when speaking face to face.

Constantly Re-Assess Your Career.

5. The reason that I haven't mentioned applying for advertised jobs yet, is that their is always the temptation of taking a job that you're not suited to, just because it's available. A sound peice of career advice is that the best jobs are always the ones that are never advertised and besides which, the individual should choose the job not the other way around. As previously stated recruitment agencies can be helpful but you must be firm with them, after all they are targeted on the number of vacancies that they fill.

Wealthnugget4u:- Personal development career: If you really are stuck about which career path you want to take then do the following:- Every night just before you go to sleep, ask your subconcious mind what your purpose is and what is the most suitable career for you. I promise you that within a fortnight you will have the answer.

6. If you know someone who already works in your chosen field then use that contact. Recommendations are vital in business and they will always give you the edge. Also, make sure to ask people for references and testimonials, it can be anyone that you've had dealings with. The fact is, other people's praise for you will always carry more weight than self-praise.

Wealthnugget4u:- Personal development career: In order to firm up any potential career choices, buy some of the industry's trade mags, go on their forums, attend their trade shows. This may seem like a lot of hard work but it's much smarter to spend an afternoon at a dull trade show than it is to spend a year in a dull job.

7. Finally, keep persevering and keep focusing on personal-development. We spend more than a third of our waking lives at work, so It's worth investing a little time to select the right job in the first place. Perseverence and the right attitude are just as important as natural ability.

Good luck with your personal development plans.

Regards Andy.

"Victory belongs to the most persevering." Napoleon Bonaparte. (1769-1821).

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