How to Land Your Dream Job at Any Age

If you never try, you’ll never know…

Recap of Part 1

5) Network, Network, Network

It’s not only important to work harder and smarter with new technology, but also to nurture key professional relationships through networking online and in-person.

That’s the true test of networking. You may know a lot of people, but what good is that if they brush you off?

Networking Online & Off

Remember that your VIP contacts are super busy, of course, so always be patient and polite in reaching out for their assistance.

6) Reject the Naysayers

Don’t let the negativity of others steer you off course. Rather, believe in yourself, believe in your dreams and stick to the plan. Be positive and persistent.

7) Visualize & Affirm It

In hindsight, I believe that regularly visualizing and affirming my big goal helped make the long-shot dream job become a reality.

8) Believe!

An ambitious career plan and self-confidence are essential ingredients of work success.

NFL millennial quarterback Russell Wilson with the Super Bowl Trophy in hand.

9) Leverage Luck & Timing

Remember: If you never try, then you’ll never know what’s possible. The NHL hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

10) Never Give Up

The irony is that the more successful you become, the less people tend to remember the initial failures which preceded your grand achievements.

Again, you don’t want to look back later in life thinking about what might have been had you only worked harder and persevered longer.

Final Thoughts

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