At-a-Glance Plan to Reach Your Dream Career

By Carol L. McClelland, Richard N. Bolles

Part of Your Dream Career For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Finding your dream career is like searching for a hidden treasure. Your best strategy for success is to collect as many clues as you can about what works for you. The following points are a nuts-and-bolts version of the basics for finding your dream career:

  • Take stock of your current situation.

  • Find your personal style.

  • Define your ideal lifestyle needs.

  • Pinpoint your preferred work environment.

  • Specify your favorite passions, skills, and interests.

  • Brainstorm a list of viable career ideas.

  • Select your Top Two Career Ideas.

  • Explore additional career possibilities based on your skills.

  • Investigate your Top Two Career Ideas.

  • Blend your dream career with your life realities.

  • Develop your personal action plan to achieve your dream career.