Ideal Job or Unicorn Dance Party? VLOG #3

One big question for the day

OK. Now that I am nearing the end of my MBA, I have been giving more thought to finding a dream job. I keep asking myself if the ideal job really exists? In my dreams, there are unicorns and lolly pops dancing in the clouds and everyone is singing. But is that really where I want to work?

Unicorn Dance Party Express!

dream job or dance party?

I don’t like picking up animal poop, so working with animals is definitely out (even unicorns). I am a terrible singer (believe me, you would cry if I serenaded you in a VLOG), so musical theater is not a real option either. I am not sure what the symbolism of the lolly pop is, so I will simply ignore any possibility about working with candy.

Searching on career sites makes me dizzy. Besides, does anyone actually get hired off of a job board? How many versions of my resume do I really need? Urgh, this whole job thing is frustrating the heck out of me! I know what I don’t want to do. Now I have to decide what I do desire in a job.

Lesson learned?

Lately, I have been interviewing for different positions. Surprisingly, it has not yet hurt my ego. I believe in remaining authentic even during the hiring process because I don’t want to sell a possible employer a false package.

Wherever I go and whatever I do, I want to feel valued for my contribution. I know this is a recurring theme in my posts, but I don’t think that it can be overstated how critical it is to recognize value in your employees. People may not want to work with unicorns or dance in the cloud with lolly pops, but they do want to feel special.

What is your dream job? Does it involve mystical animals? Tell me your thoughts on the subject.

2 thoughts on “Ideal Job or Unicorn Dance Party? VLOG #3

  1. Rosie Taylor says:

    Keep your clarity, Miriam. You’ll find the right job. Remember the #trust30 experience? Just trust yourself that you will find the right match. I found my ideal job… working for myself. I ditched the full time gig for the adventure of being an entrepreneur. Talk about self-reliance. When it’s right, you’ll know. As far as valuing employees, you should check out HR Bartender’s post from Monday: http://www.hrbartender.com/2011/training/how-to-have-employees-get-stuff-done/

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  2. miriamgomberg says:

    Rosie, you are right about remembering all of the stuff I learned doing #trust30. It is awesome that you found your calling and I hope it wont be too painful finding mine. I will definitely check out the post you suggested. Thanks again! Miriam

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