how to get your dream job at 20

how to get your dream job at 20

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Hey you guys, and welcome to my channel. I hope you guys are doing really really well, and you’re having a great day, and all of that fun stuff. This video is completely unrelated to Melbourne June, which is what’s going on in my channel right now– if you don’t know. Today I wanted to talk about, as the title suggests, how to get your dream job. And I do realize, like, these kind of things– you need a little bit of bonding first, you need a little bit of trust for you to want to listen to what I have to say. So let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m Natasha. Nice to meet you. I’m turning 21 at September. So I’m 20 years old now. I currently have… two jobs. (ay) I work at an art gallery. I work with the
Education Department and my usual job is actually teaching kids about art– which
is.. just… /the/ coolest thing ever. But at the moment I’m working with the admin people. I get to work alongside my colleagues which are just… the funniest batch of people. And another job of mine that I have /recently/ got, which I’m still pinching myself about, is to work as a writer. In last year’s Melbourne June, I showed you the National Gallery because it’s essentially one of my favorite places in the world. And with the CHOICES, it’s only been a few weeks ago where I essentially like RAVED to you guys about how much I loved it. We played this game called CHOICES. The narrative and the writing you guys, is impeccable. I’m not sponsored by them by the way, I wish I was though. And then… here we are. So let’s, let’s, let’s let’s get to it. The first one. The first tip that I can offer is to do more of what you like and what you enjoy. Theoretically, this actually makes sense. Because if you want to be an IT girl, but you spend 99% of your time doing things that are related to baking: baking cookies, and baking
cakes, and doing bake sales… Once your coding dream job applies, you won’t have enough qualifications to be the person who gets the job. Because you’ve spent your time and energy essentially doing something else. Even though this doesn’t always apply, but most of the time doing the things that you like… sort of goes against what everyone else is doing. And it is so important to know that this is
okay. So 18 y.o’s and 19 y.o’s… the general notion is that people would study their asses off, or join a bunch of clubs and societies, or go to the clubs and party a lot. And these are the things that my friends were focused on and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But it’s just not something that I find to be fulfilling and not something that I gravitate towards. So I spent my time adjudicating, and going to schools, and judging all these little college boys and girls, doing English tutoring to a bunch of houses and seeing a bunch of people, and doing volunteering that relates to teaching and relates to art. All of the little things that at the time you think won’t really really matter or contribute to your dream job, as long as it’s something you like, it will
contribute in some way. So don’t spend all of your time doing the things that you don’t like because you’ll open more doors to more things that you don’t like, and those are the things that you’re always going to be qualified for. Tip number two: spend as much time as you can, or surround yourself with people who
inspire you. I would like you to imagine someone who has inspired you in your life, and try to think of what you talk about when you have conversations with them. I don’t know if this applies to you, but for me 90% of our conversations would be spent talking about ideas, talking about ambitions, talking about our future or our past or our present situation, but it will not be spent doing two things. And that’s gossiping and complaining. Because I feel like these two things are the most unproductive and self-destructive things, essentially, that you can do with your energy, with your time, and with your sense of self. I was part of the gossiping-complaining crowd– Lord knows two years ago– but I made the conscious decision to stop. And to cut these two things out of my life. I can just pinpoint and say like:
“that’s where all of the good things started happening.” So give it a go. There is no loss. The third one is: be aware of your privilege and circumstances but don’t let that limit you from getting what you want. So for example, for me the things that I’m very privileged about is: I come from a middle socio-economic background that allows me to go to a school that has a good reputation. I’m also very privileged to have a very
very great state of physical health and mental health… Most of the time. *awkward laugh bc lol* And some of the things that may sort of hold me back– privilege wise– is that I’m a woman. I’m a minority from where I come from and where I am. It’s okay to acknowledge that these things are part of the package that shapes you. But it is not okay to use them as an excuse to stop you from hustling to get what you want. Because I hear a lot of people who say: “oh, I can’t apply for this job because I don’t have enough experience.” Then gain enough experience. (Seriously, start from the bottom.) And I hear a lot of people who say: “oh I can’t do this and that, I can’t travel here and there because I don’t have the money to.” I know a friend of mine, one of my favorite
people in the world, she’s been to, check this: San Diego, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Irving, Temecula, Chicago, Evanston, China, Germany, Singapore, UK. She did all of this without asking for a single penny from her parents. She did it from grants that she applied to her University, multiple grants, anything that she can get. If she were to think: “I really want to go to all these places and I really want to do all these things”, and let her circumstance sort of limit that, she wouldn’t be able to fly to all of these destinations. But instead her mindset was: “okay, I really want to go to all these places… How do I get there? What do I need to do to have enough money to make all of this happen?” That sort of relates back to my second point, is that when you surround yourself with people who do nothing, who procrastinate, who don’t want to work hard, that’s the kind of person you’re going to be. Because these kind of things are contagious. So if you want to be a certain kind of person, then be friends with that kind of people. Because it’ll push you to get off your ass and do things. That relates to my fourth point which is to hustle… hardER. Bless my mama, Lilly Singh, you Queen. When you hustle hard, you essentially work to a point where you qualify for the job. But when you hustle harder, you work to the point where you’re so so good at it that you get to break the rules that are set for everyone else. This applies to the Pixelberry Job. Essentially what they were looking for when they posted their job ad, was a US citizen, someone who can work
full-time, and someone who has graduated. And I didn’t fulfill any of those three jobs. I don’t want to say that I’m like /excellent/ at my job, but I do realize that I will work my ass off for it, and I have worked my ass off for it up to this point. Thankfully they saw that, and they saw the potential in me. So then they decided to scrape all of the three things that they asked for and insanely made, like, a new position especially for me– which is a very very humbling experience. So again, going back to that point, if you
hustle harder, you will qualify for your dream job and you’ll.. crazily enough you’ll even change the rules. When I was applying for my job at the NGV, they gave us a list of like seven or eight skills that they would need from us. Teamwork and the ability to get along with other people. Efficiency and the ability to work hard, and things like that. You need to write essentially one or two paragraph for each of those points on why /you’re/ the right person. I spent a whole three days wracking my brain and trying to use different scenarios and different achievements that I have, and allocate them into each of these points in the most accurate and the most effective way. For the Pixelberry, they told us to submit a writing sample. And I spent about a week, working on it, and working on it, to the point where it’s something that I can be proud of, and something I can submit and go: “they’re totally gonna like this.” So don’t just half-ass your resume and half-ass your application because that’s what other people can do. The fifth step: be yourself, love yourself. And I /cannot stress/ how underestimated this is. Even if you have your dream job in front of your very eyes, sitting right there with open arms, you’ll /never/ have the courage to apply for it if you don’t think you’re good enough for it. If you don’t think you deserve it. You need to be able to look at your strengths and your weaknesses and say: “Okay, that job, I’m going to kick /ass/ at that job. And that job’s going to be mine.” And /that/ takes a lot of self-love. If you’re actually not the right person for the job, or if you’re actually not qualified… Don’t worry about that. Like, your employer will tell you… by rejecting you. So don’t be the person who tells yourself that. When you look at it from an employer’s perspective, they just need a person to fill this job. They are not attached to any of the humans who applied yet– like during the application process. But you need to convince them that that position needs to be filled by YOU. In both applications, I made sure that they sounded 100% like me. This will go against /everything/ you’ve been taught or researched in the internet, because they will say: “oh, there’s a certain formula that you need to follow for your cover letter, and for how you can impress your future bosses.” But screw it. I say, screw it. Write a cover letter that will make /you/ want to hire you. And that’s really really important because if this job is really meant for you, then chances are the person on the other side are going to be somewhat like you. And they’re going to be able to relate to
you in some way. And you want to appeal to that side of them. Last but not least: live a positive life. I know you’re probably thinking like: “how does this relate to me getting a dream job? Hello?” But it honestly has everything to do
with that. Because all of the different aspects in your life… they intertwine one way or another. So if your life is filled with toxic friendships and toxic relationships, you’re annoyed with yourself half of the time and you feel a lot of self-pity and self-hatred, and you are doing a terrible job at what you’re studying and you’re not enjoying what you’re studying, and you’re not thriving
in your environment… How can you expect this one particular part of your life– which is your job aspect for your life– to be 200 times better than everything
else that you have? There are always exceptions but this generally just… it, it, it doesn’t function. If you want a dream job, everything else has to be worthy of that dream job. One of the best ways of doing that is to start living a positive life. Your next question is probably going to be: “so, what does it mean to live a positive life?” To live a positive life means you’re thriving in all of– all aspects of your life. I am very much aware that I’m not an expert on this topic, so I’m just gonna refer and recommend you a lot
of people who I think are. The first being, Mr. Don Miguel Ruiz. Changed my life, this man. Changed my life. I would recommend two of his books which is: Mastery of Love and The Four Agreements. You are a Badass by Jen Cinsero. How to
be a BAWSE by Lilly Singh. This book just gave me so many chills and goosebumps and I love it. It’s like my new Bible. So if you want to get the whole education
package, read all of them. It’ll… it’ll… it’ll… it’ll get you two dream jobs. *lel* So yeah, that’s essentially it. Do more of what you enjoy, imma cheat here, spend more time with people who inspire you and push you to do really really great
things, check your privilege, check your circumstance, but don’t be limited or defined by it, hustle hardER not just hustle hard, be yourself, love yourself, and live a positive life. I’m gonna refer back to those two things: gossiping… complaining… *kickass slit-throat sfx* cut them. Cut them out of your life. I know you can do it. I hope this has been helpful to you in one way or another. Thank you so much for watching this video. If you liked it, give it a thumbssss up. Thumbs up? We are 10 subs away from 300 subs– which is insane. So if you like this content, any of the other content that you see in my channel… press the red button. If you have any questions or comments… leave them down below. I hope you guys have an amazing day, week, month, everything and I hope you land your dream jobs STAT. Because it’s… it’s… it’s cool and it’s a very, again, humbling
experience. Be kind. Be happy. BeYOUtiful. I will see you next week. Bye.


  1. I can't believe we're the same age! You are so awesome!
    You go girl I'll live vicariously through your succes lol

  2. I found this really helpful as i am just about to hit my twenties and I am working very hard at getting into book publishing, but I often find the application process so terrifying as I feel underqualified. I want to improve my skills but I also believe I can do the job well if I get that chance, because I've worked hard so far and I'm passionate about it. This gave me lots of courage and advice! Thank you!

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