With the hundreds and thousands of lay-offs over the past few months, there is no doubt that there are a lot of people looking for work right now. For some, they are looking to get any job they can to help pay the bills, but for others, perhaps this is an opportunity to take a step back from the work you had been doing and decide if there just might be something better out there for you.
We recently read a great post by Penelope Trunk on her blog, Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist, that addresses this issue. It includes some great tips on beating the system when it comes to getting the job you want (hint: it requires a little extra work on your part). Even if you’re still employed but thinking about jumping ship, this is a great article to read to get your mind in the right place for landing that dream gig.
Keep in mind that these are not overnight fixes, and will take some time, and require some proper motivation on your part. If you’re lucky enough, perhaps you got a few weeks or months of severance and can use the time to act on a few of these.
If you need some inspiration for figuring out where that dream job might be located, check out Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.