12 Week e-Course: How to Land Your Dream Federal Job

Over the course of the next 12 weeks, I will focus on things you can do to eventually land your dream federal job.

There is a quote by Maxwell Maltz I love it says, “Visualize this thing that you want. See it, feel it, and believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and then begin to build.”

So the first thing you should do is visualize what it is you specifically want your dream job to look like. The more specific and defined you are, the greater the chances are of you receiving it. By defining your dream job as narrowly as possible; the better you’ll be able to target the exact opportunities that are right for you.

Human behavior says you become what you think about most of the time. Your predominant thoughts largely determine what you say, how you say it and how you act. The results you get in life and especially in your career are the direct results of your thoughts.

All of us tend to move in the direction of our dominant way of thinking. We manifest what we think about. Just think about it for a second. Your thoughts led you right to where you are right now. You are reading this because you thought about it.

The more you think, talk and imagine something, the more of an impact it has on your feelings and actions, and the more rapidly you attract it into your life. If you constantly think about what your dream job will look like, the faster you’ll be able to attain it.

In order to land your dream job, do what successful people do. Successful people think in terms of prosperity, not in terms of lack. They often think positively about the future and where they see their lives in five or ten years. Where do you see your life and federal career in five or ten years?

A Harvard study concluded that the most successful men and women have a “long time perspective.” They are able to delay gratification now and wait until the future.

  • Where do you see your career in the long term?
  • Can you visualize it?
  • What does your ideal job look like?
  • In what city?
  • How much money are you making?

You first have to think it and then it can and will become your reality.

In the coming weeks, I will develop this theme even more. We’ll cover how to get the KSA skills you need, how to network your way to the top and tips and tools on how to create a specific career plan.

Challenge: Write down your ideal job, salary, and work conditions.

Stay tuned!

Meiko Patton is part of the GovLoop Featured Blogger program, where we feature blog posts by government voices from all across the country (and world!). To see more Featured Blogger posts, click here.

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