I was talking to a client today who is having trouble jump starting her job search. Her biggest problem is balancing priorities. I do not mean to be critical of this client. All of us share this problem, and it’s a matter of making choices regarding our careers:
How much money do I want to make?
What level of responsibility do I want to hold?
How many hours do I want to work each day?
How much time do I want to spend commuting each day?
While the list of questions could go on and on, a smart job seeker needs to address the questions listed above before starting a job search. A scatter-shot, “I’ll take anything” approach usually has the same result: a bad job and even more unhappiness. Take the time to plan your career moves and set goals. That’s the first step to landing the job you really want.