Consumer Watch: Finding your dream job
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Your job satisfaction could have something to do with what you are earning. According the Pew Research Center, the more you make the happier you might be with your job. Still, some 40-percent of high earners aren't satisfied with their work.
We spend so much time at work, a job you love, or at least like, could be high on the priority list. Here are the ways to make a career change without hurting your finances.
If you want a new line of work, it's easier to find a job when you are already working, so keep yourself in demand while you are looking for that dream job.
Be ready for change. If it's been a while since you looked for work, it’s important to know everything's gone digital. That means a program will often choose the right candidates before a person picks their final group for interviews.
“The idea would be to make your resume sound exactly like the job description. you should write your resume based on every single job that you hunt for,” Shane Philips, Employment Development Manager, Work Ready Oklahoma.
Philips also says Work Ready Oklahoma teaches participants to use keywords often found in the job description to get the interview, and the importance of research to make sure you shine once you get to the face to face level.
Sometimes finding that dream job could mean going back to school. At Francis Tuttle Technology Center, students can often take classes around their current jobs to grow their skills in a different industry.
“I believe that we all want to make a difference. We all want to be a part of something special, and if we can relate your passions to a career or to a specific job, you are more likely to feel like you are making a difference,” says Jaared Scott, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Sometimes your dream job could become an option with time. Often management positions can open up in a company, and successful employees who have history with the company could take the position.
Knowing you want a change, but being unsure of what your dream job might be is common. If you decide to go back to college or a vocational and technical school, career counselors can help you find the answer.