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Five Ways To Convince Others Your Career Goals Are Serious

Aug 17, 2007
Getting people on your side is critical to get a job like you've always dreamt about, so taking the time to get your important people with you is really necessary. And worth it.

When you've tried to make changes in your life before, people have shaken their heads and told you you're crazy each time you come up with the next 'new scheme' for that dream job.

When you're thinking that you've had enough and that you want a change in your life, convincing your friends and family that this isn't just another go-nowhere idea for a dream job can be tough.

So, here are 5 useful ways to bring everyone you need on board, when you're determined to have career success:-

1. Be Serious About It.

By starting to lay down a plan that is well thought out and isn't impulsive, you'll be doing two things.

Not only will you be focusing your energy on where you want to go and what you'll need to do to get there, you'll be showing people around you that you're serious.

Having a plan on getting from A to B keeps you on track and is positive proof to others - and you - that this isn't another daydream.

2. Show Patience.

Plenty of impulsive people out there live great highs - and dreadful lows. They get excited about something, throw themselves into it, and when things don't work out, they're devastated.

Remember Aesop's fable about the tortoise and the hare - 'Slow and steady wins the race'? You need have some patience and take steps that will move you forward, without being too frustrating when progress is slow.

Careful consideration of how things are moving, will show others that you're thinking things through to make smarter moves as you go along.

3. Do Your Homework.

People don't have faith in those individuals who seize an idea and don't think through what steps will be needed, or what sacrifices need to be made to accomplish that dream job.

They'll say, 'Yea, yea, yea', and humor you.

So, do your research and find out what courses you'll need to take and their costs, or which people and businesses you'll need to network with to wiggle into your new career.

4. Believe In Yourself - Totally!

This is a 'must have'. Being able to weather the elements and batten down the hatches, especially when things are a bit tough is important.

If you're serious and you want to stay the course to your fabulous future, you're really going to have to believe in yourself, despite what other people say or think about your plans.

Unfortunately, many people thoughtlessly take the wind out of motivation's sails with a few unintended putdowns, so be prepared for these and stick to what you know to be right.

5. Know Why Changes Will Make Things Better.

When you're planning to get into a new area of work or type of job, or when you're thinking of changing careers to something completely new, you're going to need to know why and how these changes will make your life (and the lives of others) better.

Sit down and figure out all angles as to why you should make this big change in your life. Then you'll have something to help encourage you, on those tricky days when things are tough.

And remember, you are much more likely to succeed if you have partners who will cheer you on in this - and if you don't have these people, success will be all the harder.

So go out of your way to get people onside with your dreams - of that elusive but very possible 'dream job' and new, vital, successful career!
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(c) 2007 "How To Land Your Dream Job". You can have the job of your dreams. It takes application, attention and the information you need to get you there, young or old. There's all you need at Martin Haworth's website, http://www.HowToLandYourDreamJob.com
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