NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK
Don’t forget about your network. You’ve spent years building a network of associates and contacts in your industry. Leverage those relationships to get your foot in the door and in front of employers. Ask them for referrals. Proactively request news about new job openings that match your qualifications.
CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL FOOTPRINT
A majority of hiring managers will look at your online presence even before reaching out to you for a job interview. How does your social media profiles look? Are they a mishmash of family photos and some political point-of-view posts? One of the most important aspects of your job search is to ensure that your online presence is up to date and professional. Take the time to clean up your profiles, or create some new ones that show you in a professional light, and keep them current so potential bosses can see that you’re active on social media…for all the right reasons.
In other words, don’t just wait for a job to appear, use every tool available to you to land that interview you need.
Good for you that you care enough about the right job/being happy that you have asked the question. Doc's suggestions are excellent and I would take his advice.
I would add that very very few people know exactly what they want to do right away. Most people are searching for what makes them happy in a job so they don't know what is the "right job". The value of working in a job that you may not consider a dream job is that can build your knowledge of what you like to do and don't like to do and you can build you network of friends/co-workers.
If you have a job now, make a list of what you like and don't like about it so that if are looking in the future you can refer to the list and make an informed decision.
Start by mapping out your strategy. Determine how much time you're prepared to invest and when you will dedicate time to this project.
Will you allocate an hour every evening, say from 7-8 PM?
Next, decide on your method. Are you planning to reach out to two to five potential contacts each night via email or text? Will you review five job listings and apply to one or two of them daily? A well-thought-out strategy will help you track and assess your progress.
However, be open to making changes to your job hunt plan based on your successes and failures. Often, it's during this evaluation stage that your approach and objectives become clear.
Remember, job hunting is a project in itself, and it's beneficial to treat it as one. Best of luck from Janis R. at Franklin Paterson Company.