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How to get your dream job

Breakthrough Blueprint

The how-to guide to your career success

How to get your dream job

Dream Jobs. If you’re reading this post there’s a fair chance you’ve been thinking about what your dream job is going to be. Perhaps you’re trying to figure out the next step in your career and life.

Whether it’s deciding which career to pursue, how to score your dream job or whether you should continue studying – none of these decisions are easy. In fact, sometimes there are so many options you can feel paralysed by choice. How are you supposed to make these huge decisions right now when they could potentially impact the rest of your life?

This website is going to help you figure out what to do. Stick with us and we’ll help you work out what you’re good at, what you’re passionate about, and consider the kinds of careers that are likely to make you happy and fulfilled.

Or perhaps you already know what kind of job you want. If so, that’s fantastic. You might just need a little help figuring out how to actually get it. This site is a practical guide on how to score that job of your dreams.

Some people think that landing a dream job is a matter of luck, that there are only a few people out there who are lucky enough to be discovered. Well, let me get something straight from the start …

You need to make it happen

Most people who score their dream gig don’t wait around for The Opportunity of a Lifetime to walk through their door. They create their own opportunities as a result of hard work, passion and a commitment to turning their dream into reality.

Sure, some people do get lucky breaks, but you can’t rely on winning a reality TV show or finding success by becoming an Instagram influencer. If you want to make it in your chosen career, the only person who can do it for you – is you.

And of course, the only person who can truly figure out what you should do with the rest of your life – is you!

Changing careers

Your dream job may be in a completely different industry. It may even seem unreachable. I can relate to that. I began my career as an accountant after completing an economics and accounting degree. But my dream job (at the time) was to work as a writer a glossy magazine. I know, right? The other end of the spectrum.

I had my heart set on it and worked out a plan to get there. I didn’t have any contacts. I didn’t know how break into a new industry. But I believed it was possible – and it happened. I ended up working at some of Australia’s top women’s magazines, interviewing amazing people and writing stories that were read by people all over the world. It can happen for you too, no matter what your dream job is.

I don’t regret my experience in accounting. (I love the fact I still have those skills.) But I do cherish the fact that I had the guts to make a career change.

Hopefully, Break Through Blueprint will take you on an exciting journey of discovery. In today’s work environment, there are so many options available it can make your head spin. This is a good thing. After all, exploring what’s available to you and trying out different paths in life is all part of the adventure.

Making these decisions may seem like a daunting prospect. But if you follow the right success strategies, those decisions are set to enrich your experiences, help you find your passion and let you live every day to the fullest.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

What’s your dream job?

Valerie Khoo

Valerie Khoo is CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses. She contributed to Fairfax for 13 years and has held senior editorial roles at ACP (now Bauer), Pacific Magazines and EMAP. She was editor of Business Chick’s Latte magazine for five years and regularly writes for corporate and consumer titles. Valerie began her career in chartered accounting at PwC before moving into public relations, journalism and then entrepreneurship. She is co-host of the podcast “So you want to be a writer”, recently listed as one of the top 30 podcasts for writers in the world, and “So you want to be a photographer”. Valerie is also a mentor with the Australian Businesswomen’s Network.