A Dream Job That Doesn’t Exist.

 

Have you ever reached a point in your job search where you’re kept wondering? Is that all there is? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that publicly advertised roles are only scratching the surface. There are actually plenty of other jobs out there, which you may not realised they have existed.

Waiting for the perfect position to pop up in your Jobs feed? Can’t find job descriptions that nail down your skills and goals in your daily search results? If you’ve been searching for your dream job and haven’t found it, it’s possible that it doesn’t exist – at least not yet. In fact, if you really want a job you love, it’s time to stop limiting your search to posted positions.

1. LIST OUT THE EMPLOYERS.

Having a dream job usually means working for a company you believe in with a mission that encourages you, resources that will help you grow, and co-workers that you’ll really enjoy working with every day.

So, start right there. Do some research and draw up a list of your dream companies whether or not they have openings. Putting 10-20 potential employers in a spread sheet, with columns to detail potential departments you could work in, contacts you may have (or could get there), and any other potentials. Then do some research for each organization to decide which could have an open place for you in a realistic way. You can determine a lot with some research on social media, websites like ‘Glassdoor’ and the company’s blog and press releases. Which departments are emerging or underdeveloped? Which companies recently received funding and might be ready to bring on people in all areas? And also check out is there any opportunities for your skill set? For example, if you’re a digital strategist and you notice that the fashion start up you’ve been following doesn’t have an active presence on social networks or blogs yet, there could be a perfect spot just waiting for you.

Again, it is important not to be limited to what is described on the job page of a company. Smaller departments or companies, in particular, may not be willing to post a position but might be willing to hire in that area if the Right Candidate come on.

Once you’ve determined where you might fit in, which companies might be on the brink of recruiting, and where there are any advantageous gaps in personnel, note them on in your spread sheet.

2. EXPLORE.

Exploring about the company is also important task while applying for any job, it’s like meeting the people who might know what’s happening on the inside of your dream companies, people who can give you tips on getting noticed, and (in the best case scenario) people who can vouch your skills and abilities,  Perhaps the greatest power you have in landing an unlisted job is  people who say about you to your would-be-boss, “You need to hire this person now.”

So, explore through social media or any job site and see is there any possibilities of your connections with the company where you’d like to work or people who could facilitate the introductions, and send a  short message to your contacts letting them to know about what you’re looking for, and how it works perfectly? How the things are?  And learning more about the company’s marketing department. If you don’t have any connections in common, that’s okay; you can still reach out to hiring managers directly. And even you can sign up to an ‘Alerts’ or ‘Updates’ programme when it’s available. This will send you e-mail notifications, which are relevant to your search criteria. You never know, what might lead to your next new role.

3. BE A PROACTIVE PERSON.

When you’re trying to create your own role at a company, you need to sell yourself in way that the Employer doesn’t have yet. In other terms, you need to show the decision makers that, if they invest in paying your salary, you would have a tangible impact on sales, lead development, efficiency, or another key component of the business.

So, take your resume, find your best achievements all-time, and plan a presentation that tells your target employers precisely how your experience can help them. In addition, make sure you know the background of the company and why you want to have a position in their company. Your passion should come across loud and clear.

And lastly you should keep applying for conventionally advertised new roles, it is better to be cautious and move a step forward in the job search. So, with these routes into the hidden job market, getting to your next new role could happen for you sooner than you think.

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