Whether you are just out of college or been working in your current job for 20 years, the fact of the matter is that every person has a dream job. The career that always seems just out of reach but is the one position that you believe you would be happy to work at for the rest of your life.
The problem though, as I just mentioned, is that this ‘dream job’ always seems unattainable – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
The majority of positions fit somewhere in a tier of positions with jobs underneath that allow you to work your way up to the higher positions and jobs above on the ladder for you to continue to grow into if you choose.
This is usually know as the corporate ladder and most industries and jobs have one – you just need to know how to use it to your advantage to finally land your dream job.
How To Use The Corporate Ladder To Land Your Dream Job
1. Get On The Right Ladder
If you are serious about eventually getting your dream job then it is important that you make the right first move. There is no point working 10-20 years in a completely different corporate ladder because it will get you no closer to your dream job. Finding work anywhere in the ladder below your dream job is the best first step your can make because it puts you in a direct line towards your goal.
2. Have A Strong Work Ethic
Before you go around sprouting that you want to work your way to the top you need to have the track record to prove that you have what it takes. Work hard and be great at your current job before you try and push for a promotion.
3. Let Management Know Your Intentions
Employers like hard workers but they are more than happy to keep people in their current jobs unless they have a reason otherwise. If you are not yet at your dream job then be sure to let your manager know that you are willing to take new opportunities and responsibilities.
4. Take Opportunities
And when these opportunities do arise, sometimes they can come at inopportune times, if you are committed to reaching your goal then you need to know that opportunities usually come when you least expect it – so be aware of new options.
5. Be Patient
Climbing the corporate ladder can be a long process, so don’t expect to land your dream job in your first year. Be patient, work hard and slowly climb that ladder until you find yourself in the position you have worked towards.