What is your dream job, or if you have your dream job, what is it and why do you like it?

Updated on : December 4, 2021 by Knox Mcpherson



What is your dream job, or if you have your dream job, what is it and why do you like it?

All my life I have struggled with the statement that "You can be anything you want!" In truth, I want to be someone, not something. But we all train ourselves to be something, be it an artist, a writer, a mathematician, or an engineer. In the process, many of us get a long way from being someone. About us. About us?

I tried very hard to be something until 2011, when I quit my manufacturing job at Heinemann Publishing. I just couldn't do it anymore. It wasn't work. I liked the work. It wasn't what I was supposed to be doing and it was seriously putting me through menopause. I've been searching ever since.

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All my life I have struggled with the statement that "You can be anything you want!" In truth, I want to be someone, not something. But we all train ourselves to be something, be it an artist, a writer, a mathematician, or an engineer. In the process, many of us get a long way from being someone. About us. About us?

I tried very hard to be something until 2011, when I quit my manufacturing job at Heinemann Publishing. I just couldn't do it anymore. It wasn't work. I liked the work. It wasn't what I was supposed to be doing and it was seriously putting me through menopause. I've been searching ever since. I went back to my art work, which I had given up a few years after college to pursue my publishing career. I started working as a freelancer. I learned about WordPress and many crazy things on the internet.

I have a dream with my partner Mike. We have been downsizing our home to eventually build and move into a small house. We dream of hitting the road and filming the whole process. Our idea in filming was to show others how we can practically transform our lifestyle to reduce our impact on the earth.

Then we thought we could travel to different areas of North America to talk to people about the practical day-to-day things they struggle with trying to live simply and in balance with the land and their communities.

Mike has been working towards having his own custom bike frame design and manufacturing business. We have been trying to find ways to make that mobile. Mike has also obtained different certifications. He recently became a Certified Instructor for the League of American Bicyclists and has kept his welding skills on par. I do most of my editorial work over the internet, so internet access will be the main thing that restricts where we choose to go and live.

I love drawing and painting, but I also love editing manuscripts and writing. I can do all of these things, but not enough to be financially comfortable. The way I see what I'm going through now is kind of an unofficial graduate school program in internet marketing. I have tried to sell my images in playable formats, rather than asking people to buy originals.

I've often wondered how much fun it would be to be on a writing team for a show like Dexter or Weeds. However, I'm not sure I can handle the stress. And I've also wondered what it would be like to design theatrical sets or restore great works of art.

Ultimately, my dream job is to be myself and go where I'm needed, like a Marvel Comics superhero. I need a theme song.

First, let's talk about what you are good at or what your strengths are. You probably already had a chance to talk a bit about this topic during the interview, so it's a good transition.

Highlight the skills you enjoy using the most, not just the ones you're a superstar at. This is your dream job, so don't hesitate to mention one that you also want to develop.

Here are a couple of ways you can start your answer:

  • I have mentioned my experience with __. My dream job would definitely have to relate to that. I would also love to develop my skills in __.
  • I have thought about this before
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First, let's talk about what you are good at or what your strengths are. You probably already had a chance to talk a bit about this topic during the interview, so it's a good transition.

Highlight the skills you enjoy using the most, not just the ones you're a superstar at. This is your dream job, so don't hesitate to mention one that you also want to develop.

Here are a couple of ways you can start your answer:

  • I have mentioned my experience with __. My dream job would definitely have to relate to that. I would also love to develop my skills in __.
  • I have thought about this before and know that I would like to continue to hone my skills in __ and learn more about __.

2. What interests you?

Next, it's time to talk about what interests you.

Think of a big picture for this. What attracted you to your industry? What is something you did as a kid that really made its way into your work? What is it about your career that keeps you engaged? Weave that together.

Construct your answer like this:

  • I've been interested in the __ industry since I discovered __. That, combined with my interest in __ and __, means I've been hooked ever since.
  • Regarding the content of the work, I am interested in a work that involves __ and __. I've been curious about things like this since __, so I definitely wish that was part of my dream job.

3. What are your values?

Giving you an idea of ​​what your career values ​​are will give the interviewer an idea of ​​what motivates you; it's a good way to refocus attention on the company you are interviewing for (assuming, of course, that its values ​​align with the company culture).

It also adds some additional complexity to your answer. You're not just saying, "I want an interesting job that I'm good at." I mean, that's good, but this is your dream job we're talking about!

Summarize your answer with something like this:

  • Based on my skills and interests, in my dream job, I would want __ as related to __, ideally in a company where I could __ and __. Both are really important to me and I am excited to see that they seem to be equally important to this company.
  • Basically my dream job would be __ by __ in a position that would allow me to __ and __. I value this last point in particular, it is the reason why I am so excited to be interviewed for this position.

Notice how none of this included an actual job title? There's no need.

Don't get pigeonholed with anything so official. Instead, give the hiring manager a more nuanced answer by covering your skills, interests, and values. He or she will have the opportunity to learn more about you and you will have more flexibility in aligning your career goals and the position for which you are applying. That is beneficial to everyone.

Teacher.

I am living my dream of improving the world for children regarding their health, education and family life. I do this and have been doing this work by teaching parents to reproduce me as an advocate for education ... and furthermore, I teach parents new perspectives to inform their parenting skills regardless of their ability to pay me. I also teach young children, teenagers, and some adults to read.

My wonderful life as a teacher could only be improved if I was paid properly for my work. I haven't given in yet, but need may one day force me to stop and take a

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Teacher.

I am living my dream of improving the world for children regarding their health, education and family life. I do this and have been doing this work by teaching parents to reproduce me as an advocate for education ... and furthermore, I teach parents new perspectives to inform their parenting skills regardless of their ability to pay me. I also teach young children, teenagers, and some adults to read.

My wonderful life as a teacher could only be improved if I was paid properly for my work. I haven't given in yet, but necessity may one day force me to stop and take a "real" job.

For a living answering questions on Quora.

Farming. Like a large farm of several hectares.

Large open fields for cows, horses, sheep (and dogs). Nice big corral. Large golden wheat / corn field, nice rows of fruit trees, vegetable garden, small spice garden behind the house, a small river full of fish and a large satellite dish for wifi.

I just disconnect from the world, grow and feed my family in a healthy way, and answer questions on Quora when it's late and the kids are in bed.

No boss, no traffic jams, no crazy taxes or tips. No commute, no stress, no politics, no worries. And random people going up to the farm f

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Farming. Like a large farm of several hectares.

Large open fields for cows, horses, sheep (and dogs). Nice big corral. Large golden wheat / corn field, nice rows of fruit trees, vegetable garden, small spice garden behind the house, a small river full of fish and a large satellite dish for wifi.

I just disconnect from the world, grow and feed my family in a healthy way, and answer questions on Quora when it's late and the kids are in bed.

No boss, no traffic jams, no crazy taxes or tips. No commute, no stress, no politics, no worries. And random people going up to the farm for a vacation or a piece of real ham.

My ideal job would be to have an educational television program that focuses for 1 hour a week in a classroom in a foreign country. Minimum of translation or interpretation imposed. Let the children see how different things are done in other places.
Ideally, this would open people's eyes to best practices in other cultures.
Does wearing uniforms make a difference?
Does showing respect to the teacher and other students improve learning?
Do you get better food going home for lunch or having a school lunch program?
What is a normal lunch?
How common is childhood obesity?
Is there a school bus or do the kids get t

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My ideal job would be to have an educational television program that focuses for 1 hour a week in a classroom in a foreign country. Minimum of translation or interpretation imposed. Let the children see how different things are done in other places.
Ideally, this would open people's eyes to best practices in other cultures.
Does wearing uniforms make a difference?
Does showing respect to the teacher and other students improve learning?
Do you get better food going home for lunch or having a school lunch program?
What is a normal lunch?
How common is childhood obesity?
Is there a school bus or do the children arrive alone?

I would start by focusing on China, India, Brazil, Russia, Europe, and every US state.

To be allowed to change the current United States educational system and learning paradigm in a way that:
1. More emphasis is placed on learning skills (so that the student can acquire knowledge more efficiently and apply it more effective) than memory facts
2. Graduate student with usable life skills at age 18, such as business math, sales and negotiation skills, leadership / management skills, logic and critical thinking skills, and emotional / emotional skills. relationship
3. Replace standardized tests entirely with a lottery system to access the best schools that reward self-help over innate intelligence

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To be allowed to change the current United States educational system and learning paradigm in a way that:
1. More emphasis is placed on learning skills (so that the student can acquire knowledge more efficiently and apply it more effective) than memory facts
2. Graduate student with usable life skills at age 18, such as business math, sales and negotiation skills, leadership / management skills, logic and critical thinking skills, and emotional / emotional skills. relationship
3. Replace standardized tests entirely with a lottery system to access the best schools that reward personal effort over innate intellect

My dream job would be an international traveler. Yes, that's what my business card would say.
They would pay me to visit every country in the world and live in every major city in every country in the world.
I would like to write reviews about that place and my narrative about its people, culture and society. I would make my own photo album of each place I have visited.
*sigh*

I have a dream, a professional dream, to own and manage a library where everyone is welcome, but pays well so that I can continue to support those who cannot pay.

My dream library and research center would cover all educational requirements of students, prepare them for academic and competitive exams, and ultimately prepare them for life.

Running that library would be my dream job.

Astronaut
It was my dream job from childhood (I even built miniature rockets) and it still is. Unfortunately, it won't be a reality in this life, maybe the next.

  • Doctor
  • Archaeologist
  • Psychologist
  • Brewmaster
  • Nightclub owner

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