Dream job

3 Steps to put feet to your Career Dreams

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Put feet to your dream career. Envision it so clearly you can taste, see, hear, smell and feel what it would be like to be in that job, a particular company, or leading the charge on that new business.

You can create dimensions to your dream by creating a vision board, writing it down or (gasp!) telling someone.

The feet of your dreams hit the pavement when you place parameters around it: the what and when. So:

☁️ Clarify your vision and/or job target. Know your specific dream job down to the detail. Create your own job description as a guide or find a posting that represents your ideal gig.

☁️ Set a due date. Set a goal of 'when' you want to be realizing your dream.

☁️ Decide on your daily effort. Decide what you will do each day to achieve your goal. Will you be reaching out to a certain number of people each day? Tweaking your career documents? Researching a company?

Then don't talk yourself out of it! Look at your vision board and/or written goals each day to remind yourself that your dreams are real...that you can say yes to them each day!

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Ditch the Boots: Start 2019 Light

I recently heard the statistic that 7 out of 10 Americans dislike like their job.

I’ve been in a job that I dreaded. It felt like I was walking through mud in rain boots.

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The newness of the gig wore off and my ideal expectations of the position were replaced with a job description that really didn’t fit my giftings. I started to drown in the details. The pit in my stomach revealed anxiety rather than excitement.

Are you trudging through your day needlessly tired by the end? No longer inspired by your work? You are not alone. You don’t have to keep putting the boots on each morning.

Within the misery, I began reflecting on what brought me to that specific position, what I enjoyed in the work and what was missing. I found I loved building relationships and connecting others to their personal passion. I realized my strengths in brainstorming and possibilities rather than planning event details. This reflection led to a better fitting, more fulfilling career.

Do the work of reflection on the precipice of the new year to identify a job target that is in the sweet spot of your natural skills and abilities. Find hope in the possibility of skipping effortlessly through the beach sand rather than trudging through the mud.

Start 2019 light. Ditch the boots.

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Hinge Resume Client Success

After a tough couple days with a sick kid and cleaning up said sickness it is a thrill to be able to sit down and write congratulatory cards to clients who landed their "dream job" and another who "landed a substantially better job" in a company ranked in the top 50 on Forbes' America's Best Companies list.

To new adventures!! (...and healthy children!)

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A Glue Stick + Your Dream Job

What do you want to be when you grow up?

No, seriously. There is still time to dream and to live out your dreams.

Develop a job description for your perfect job. Get out your kid's glue stick and gather old magazines and create a vision board. Envision your ideal personal and professional life down to the detail!

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Uncover your *most* important career values through this process. Is it essential to feel a sense of achievement in your job? Perhaps creativity? Maybe when you get down to it, it is really about making the big bucks. Figure it out!

Now, reach for it! Do one thing today to get you there.

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