9 tips to land your dream job

Since the fall semester started last week, I’m reminded why teaching is my dream job, however sitting around in my pajamas all day working on the computer was nice this summer.
I’m happy to be back in front of my students who make each day interesting just by showing up to my classes.

Fortune

Ah, the dream job. Just as work has been reshaped by technology and globalization, so too have our professional fantasies. While jobs atop the corporate ladder haven’t totally lost their luster, more and more Americans are seeking work-life balance. And now that leaner, recession-tested firms are hiring again, they’re looking for something different too. Given the new landscape, we asked a few ­experts—­career coaches, headhunters, and recruiters—to weigh in with their best, most relevant tips for today. The old rules still ­apply—network, network, network!—but here’s the latest on how to land that ideal job, whatever it may be.

1. Define what you want
JOB.1[3]Before you network, and certainly before you step into an interview, know your goals and what you’re dreaming to do. That sounds like a no-brainer, but our experts say the No. 1 mistake job seekers make is not being able to articulate what kind of job they…

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