How to Get Your Dream Job

I received a great career success book full of common sense career advice in the mail the other day.  It’s called I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College, by Pete Leibman.

I guess I like this book so much because Pete and I think similarly.  Here are a few comparisons that come from the first part of I Got My Dream Job and So Can You.

In chapter two he tells readers to “start now.”  This is a lot like the career advice I give in Tweet 21 in my career success book Success Tweets.  “You’re in charge! Commit to taking personal responsibility for creating the life and career success you want and deserve.

In chapter three, Pete suggests that you “identify your dream job.”  This is similar career advice to Tweet 7 in Success Tweets.  “Figure out what you really want to do.  Work you love will make it easier to create your career success.”

In chapter four, Pete suggests that you “do a personal makeover.”  Tweet 61 in Success Tweets says, “Create and nurture your unique personal brand.  Stand and be known for something.  Make sure everything you do is on brand.”

Chapters five and six are all about networking.  You have to have a strong network if you are going to create the life and career success you deserve.  If offer advice on networking in Tweets 123, 124 and 128 in Success Tweets.  “Use every social interaction to build and strengthen relationships.  Strong relationships are your ticket to success.” (123)  “Everyone has something to offer.  Never dismiss anyone out of hand.  Take the initiative.  Actively build relationships.” (124)  “When meeting someone new ask yourself, ‘What can I do to help this person?’  You’ll build a stronger network that way.” (128)

Chapter 7 is about executing in an interview.  Tweet 88 in Success Tweets says, “Sweat the small stuff.  Success is in execution.  Execution is in the details.”

Pete devotes the second part of the book to five chapters that describe his B.E.P.R.O. model (Belief, Excellence, Performance, Relationships, Out of the Office Life).  Chapter 12 – Out of the Office Life is especially interesting.

I really like I Got My Dream Job and So Can You for its common sense approach to job hunting.  If you follow Pete’s advice, I’m sure that you’ll be able to nail your dream job.  Once you get that dream job, take a look at my new book Climbing the Corporate Ladder to see what you need to do to succeed beyond your wildest dreams in your dream job.

The career success coach point here is simple common sense.  Finding your dream job isn’t easy, but you can take charge of the process by following some of the common sense advice in Pete Leibman’s I Got My Dream Job and So Can You.  Pete breaks down the job hunting process into seven simple, common sense steps.  Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to landing your dream job.

That’s the career advice I found in Pete Leibman’s new book.  What do you think?  Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment.  As always, thanks for reading my daily musings on life and career success.  I value you and I appreciate you.


PS: If you haven’t already done so, I suggest that you check out my career advice book Success Tweets and its companion piece Success Tweets Explained.  The first gives you 140 bits of career success advice tweet style — in 140 characters or less.  The second is a whopping 390 + pages of career advice explaining each of the common sense tweets in Success Tweets in detail.  Go to to claim your free copy.  You’ll also start receiving my daily life and career success quotes.

PPS: Have you seen my membership site, My Corporate Climb?  It’s devoted to helping people just like you create career success inside large corporations.  You can find out about it by going to http://www.mycorporateclimb.


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