The job that’s your last, best hope to be hired is one you’ve dreamed of for years, but is still waiting for you to actually get.
That’s because it’s a great job, but one you’ll probably never really be hired for.
According to the book Get Out, published by Harmony Books, the job you’ll eventually be offered can be anything from a cushy job as a teacher to a position as a corporate executive, but if you’re willing to try and take the long, hard road, you’ll be able to land the one you want.
It’s an ideal position, but for many of us, it’s the last thing on our minds.
“It’s the dream job, the dream career, the one we want to work for and aspire to,” says Jillian Sargent, author of Get To Work, which details how people can create the perfect career, get the job they’ve always wanted, and build a better life.
But that dream is often a mirage.
According to Sargent and Spencer Schatz, co-author of The 5 Stages of Job Loss: The Hard Truth About Your Job Search, the reason job seekers and job seekers in general lose their jobs is because they’re just too lazy, too lazy to put in the time, too busy to take a single day off to relax, too worried about the work that’s coming, or too focused on the job that they’ve been working on for a year, or for months, or even years.
What to do to get out of the job cycle?
“You have to do the right things, the right work, the correct decisions,” says Sargant.
“I think if you do those things, you can get out and be productive.”
And so you take your first step into the career of the lifetime.
That first step is finding a job that pays well and is enjoyable.
“You’re not looking for a steady paycheck, you’re looking for the freedom to do what you love,” says Schatz.
“You have a job and you love it, and you’re not worried about getting laid off.
So you’re going to have to find the perfect place to do it, whether that’s a startup or a traditional company.”
Schatz and Sargents book is based on their own personal experiences of getting out of their jobs, and they’re not alone in their experiences.
“When I was younger, I was unemployed,” says Jessica Zegers, author of The 7 Steps to Success: A Career Guide to the Most Successful People in Your Life.
She went through a lot of trials and tribulations, and she found that she did have the courage to start a business and build something amazing.
“But what I really loved was being an entrepreneur,” she says.
“That’s what I’m really good at.
It was so rewarding to work with people who were passionate about what they do, and that’s what we do.”
But Schertz and Schatz say if you are the kind of person who is constantly looking for that perfect job, you should avoid getting out.
“What I tell people is don’t do it,” says Schatz.
You have so much control over the job market, and when you do that, you get sucked into the cycle.
“The first few years, the people that I’m going to see are going to be the people who are going down the wrong path.
They’re going in the wrong direction because they haven’t learned from their mistakes, and they’re going into a place where they’re less focused, less creative,” says Zeger.
And then they’re gone, because you’ve wasted a lifetime.
“If you’re a person who has a great career and a great family, you could probably find a job,” Schatz says.
But if you can’t find that perfect gig, Shelby Sinkfield, a executive recruiter for Google, a company that specializes in hiring top talent and hiring top people and is based in Brooklyn, states that “if you’re the kind who can’t get the kind job, there’s no job that you want.”
Sinkfield says the best way to get a job is to find one that’s really good.
“It takes a long time to find a great opportunity, and then the job comes out the other end,” he says.
Sinkfields point is, find one you like, then take the right steps to get it.
“I’d like to say that the first step to get your dream job is finding it,” Skipper says.
“And then you need to start building your brand and building your career.”