Steps to Finding Your Dream Job This Year

The Great Resignation has also been called the Great Reshuffling or the Great Reset. Workers are leaving jobs that no longer serve them and are considering new career paths moving forward. But what does that mean for you? The doors have opened to help you find your dream job this year.

If you’re looking for a great opportunity, here is a guide to help you begin your job search.

Take Stock of Your Skills

The first step to determining your next career move is to take stock of what you can bring to the table. What skills do you have? What are you good at doing? These things will inform the next steps of your process.


Make a List of Your Interests

After you make a list of your skills, make another list of your interests. What do you love to do? Or what kind of environment would you enjoy? For example, if you have welding on your list of skills and boats on your list of interests, a career in a shipyard may be an excellent fit for you.


Research Jobs and Employers

After you’ve made your lists and crossed reference the information to narrow down ideas, start looking at jobs and employers in the area. What kinds of positions are available that fit both of your criteria for a dream job?


Fill in the Gaps

There may be a few minor gaps in your experience that keep you from going after the job of your dreams. There is no time like the present to fill in those gaps. Take some additional classes to make up for some of the skills that can help you land a great new job.


Update Your Resume

It’s also important to update your resume to reflect what you’re looking for, not just what you’ve done in the past. Highlight your previous accomplishments and your transferable skills to entice potential employers when they’re reading your resume.


Apply for Jobs

Finally, take this time to start applying for jobs. It can be helpful to work with a staffing agency specializing in the type of position you’re looking for, such as the marine industry, to help you put your best foot forward with new employers.


Are you looking for your dream job in the marine industry? Call Hutco to learn more today.