The Intriguing Truth About Your Dream Job
Did you know that working for Zappos, a company on the GameChangers 500 list of the world’s top purpose-driven companies, is so desirable that it’s actually harder to get a job there than it is to be admitted to Harvard? Related: Is It Ever ‘Too Late’ To Get Your Dream Job? It’s true. In 2013, 25,000 people applied for jobs with Zappos, and they only hired 250. That means that 99% of people who applied didn’t get the job. So, what makes these types of companies so darn desirable? (Because there are thousands more out there.) And how do you get the attention of a company like this and get the job?
Here’s The ScoopOne reason why people love these types of organizations is that they take empowering their employees and creating a phenomenal workplace to the NEXT LEVEL. Employees at Zappos enjoying “Customer Service Week” with a Slime Fight! Another reason is that we’re bored out of our minds - and want to do something that excites us. In other words, we’ll watch Office Space, get fired up about finding a job we love, and research some companies we find on Monster.com or Craigslist... And then make one small change to our resume or cover letter and fire it off to as many companies as we can find. Here’s the problem with that approach. You saw the stats - Zappos only hired 1% of applicants, and you can bet other Game Changing organizations like them have similar numbers. Many people continue to suffer in their miserable jobs while getting more and more frustrated about being the 99% who don’t get the results they desire.
How To Get Your Dream JobThe good news? I’m not going to let that happen to you. If you’re reading this article, it means you CAN do it - and believe me, it is possible to get your dream job. (By the way - there’s a great free resource here that will help you do that.)
1. STOP Scanning Job BoardsA friend of mine calls this the ‘Monster Effect.' It’s when you scan huge job boards hoping to find something that jumps out at you... And then submit your resume to any position that looks moderately interesting. Guess what?
1 moderately interesting position + 1 moderately interesting company = 1 BORING JOB.Here’s what you do instead. Flip your job seeking process around by using the 2nd tip...