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7 Steps to Landing Your Dream Job at a Company That's Making a Difference, Part 2

At this point in the job search, you know your dream job is with a company that’s making a difference. After you’ve considered your passions and interests (as we discussed in Part 1 of the Landing Your Dream Job series), it’s time to get intentional about where you want to work. 

First, develop your target list of jobs.
Think back to your motivations – making a difference and making money. Which companies resonate with you? How do your passions align with those companies’ goals and values? 

If you want a job with a purpose but find that your skills and passion lie in fields that aren’t traditionally considered to be on that track, that’s OK. Jobs are available for those with backgrounds in business, finance and economics, especially as companies begin to embrace socially responsible positions – and hard skills in these disciplines are beneficial to those organizations. Take a look at job openings at issue-based organizations, and you’ll notice that finance – and strategy-based roles exist in almost all of them. 

Next, narrow your options.
When it’s time to apply for internships, fellowships and even jobs, don’t apply to every company. Create a short list and tailor your application materials to each. 

Wondering where to start? Check out these company lists from Bloomberg:

Ready to drill down into what you can actually do to land your dream job? Download our free guide for more useful tips. 

Learn more about academic programs at Brandeis International Business School (IBS), including the Accelerated MA program for undergraduates studying economics in the United States. 

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