When Do I Begin Preparation For My Dream Job?

Dear Experts, When do I begin preparation for my dream job (to be a tenured college professor)? Should I seek out job opportunities now which will lead to me getting there? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#423 Yes. Always keep your eye on the prize, but don't neglect other worthwhile opportunities in the process. (@gradversity) Q#423 If you're preparing for a marathon, do you wait until race day to start training? :-) Get a leg up! (@beneubanks) Q#423 Gather info re prof's duties & reqs, esp in your chosen field. Your might change your mind after graduate school. (@juliaerickson) Q#423 Absolutely! Now is the best time to be strategic and identify a role that positions you best for the long run! (@lauralabovich) Q#423 Good U know dream job, now create a campaign for success & move towards actualizing goal. Structure & network is KEY. (@krisparfitt) Q#423 Definitive career path good. But don't overlook exp to broaden skills. Dreams chg & give way to new. (@DawnBugni) Q#423 Tenure = Time - start now towards your goal. Contact 5 tenured profs you admire to discuss what it takes! (@jtodonnell) Q#423 I teach at a university and work full-time. I got the job with a thorough course outline & networking like crazy. (@EmilyBennington) Q#423 Absolutely. It's never too early to go for your dream job. (@EmilyBennington) Q#423 If u know your dream, start to follow the path now to realize your goal. Establish your plan in accordance with goals. (@DebraWheatman) Q#423 Yes start by talking w/ & meeting w/ tenured professors.They'll give u the roadmap minus the landmines! (@drdaphne) Q#423 Yes!!! Why wouldn't you position yourself accordingly? (@teenarose) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

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During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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