Landed your Dream Job? Here’s what to do…and not to do!


Let’s face it, we’re all on the hunt for that perfect job.

While what actually makes up one’s dream job is actually quite simple, realizing this through career changes, missed opportunities and bad bosses is quite another matter.

For the lucky few of you out there that wind up in the coveted position working in a job you love, it can be tempting not to want to let others know about it.

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In fact, a recent poll by suggests that a small portion of gainfully employed highly successful high school graduates will make a point of attending their class reunion for just that very reason.

They indicate that “Even though just about 2 percent of our survey respondents said they went to their reunions to impress people with how they’ve changed, everybody knows it certainly couldn’t hurt to impress your classmates with your incredible transformation — even if you didn’t invent Post-Its.”

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10 Types of Classmates You Will See at Your Next Class Reunion

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Crazy stuff.

Of course, there are also some genuinely useful things you should do after landing your dream job, gloating aside.

According to an article by the American Marketing Association, thank you notes, giving props to recruiters, and updating your online profiles (think social media) can be a great way to achieve kudos in a more organic (and less obnoxious) way.

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All things being equal, we feel that gratitude is likely your best bet – careers change and life has a way of throwing your a curve ball when you least expect it.

Enjoy the win!