People conduct job searches all the time. Unfortunately, people also commit a ton of mistakes during the job search process.
One of the reasons they do this is because they don’t take the necessary steps before they embark upon their search. They just go “Ready, aim . . . start!” (Actually, in some cases, they don’t even aim. They just start.)
A job search is not something to be taken lightly. It requires research, planning, and introspection. You might not have even thought about that last part. Introspection?
Yes, you must ask yourself serious questions designed to provide information that will help you to plot the correct course. If you don’t, then you put yourself at risk for wasting precious time during the process, time that you will not be able to get back.
Below are 10 tough questions to ask about your job search:
#1—What are my skills (both hard skills and soft skills)?
#2—In which skills do I excel the most, above all others?
#3—Which skills would I like to obtain?
#4—What do I like the most about my current job? (If you’re not employed at the moment, then think about what you liked the most about previous jobs.)
#5—What’s most important to me in terms of a new job?
#6—What size company would I like to work for?
#7—What kind of company culture am I seeking?
#8—What are my core values?
#9—What role does geographic location play in my job search?
#10—What am I passionate about?
That final question is one that people should ask themselves periodically. Although it’s #10 on our list, it’s extremely important in terms of a job search and/or a career.
As such, if you haven’t identified what you’re truly passionate about, then you should clearly identify those passions as soon as possible. They could hold the key to your future satisfaction, both personally and professionally.
Are YOU ready to launch a job search? Do you want a job that satisfies you in ways that your current position does not?
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