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Landing the "right" job with the "wrong" employ-
er can be both a waste of time and bad for your
career. Plus, you could find yourself back in the job
market too soon. If the US economy really is taking
a "down turn," it is more important than ever to
be careful in your job search right now.
Several years ago, feeling unappreciated and under-
paid, I was very unhappy in my job, and decided to
leave. I focused on leaving my old job, without paying
sufficient attention to the job offer I was accepting.
I just wanted a new job - almost any new job -
anxious to leave a boss I no longer respected or
trusted. It ended up being the classic "out of the
frying pan, into the fire" situation.
Because I wasn t paying attention, the new job
and employer were not a good fit for me. I left in
less than a year. Not good for my resume or my con-
HOW TO AVOID MY MISTAKE?
It s not that hard, but it does take some time and
effort to focus on your future. The payoff will be
enormous, but sometimes we get into such a gotta-
get-of-here rush that we don t want to take the time
to pay attention to where we are going. Ignore the
need to rush, and you ll be happier in that next job,
hopefully for a long time.
1: Know what you want to do.
It s much more difficult to succeed in a job when
you don t enjoy it. So take the time to identify exactly
the work you enjoy doing. That s your "target job."
It s probably OK to have a couple of them, but don t
have more than two or three.
Having specific target jobs won t limit your options.
Being vague about what you want to do makes your
job search much more difficult. People who want to
help you can t, from your friends and your network
to recruiters and employers. No one else knows what
you would enjoy doing -- particularly if you don t
know and/or you don t tell them.
Knowing what you want to do enables
you to focus on those opportunities that
will be the best jobs for you. Jobs you could
stay in happily for many years.
In my situation, I just wanted to leave
my old job, and made the classic mistake
of not focusing on what I really wanted to
do. If you don t know, and many of us don t,
then buy or borrow the classic book for job
seekers -- "What Color Is Your Parachute."
If your local library has only one career
book, this is the one, and for good reason.
Author Dick Bolles, an amazing person,
updates it every year.
2: Target good potential employers.
You don t want to be the last person hired
before the layoffs begin, so researching
potential employers before you apply is a
good way to spend your time.
Which employers in your location (or
where you will be moving if you are not
staying where you are now) hire people to
do what you want to do?
Start your list of potential employers by
looking through the telephone company
Yellow Pages (online and off-line, too!).
Browse through the categories to see the
possibilities in your target location. And,
remember that if you are interested in one
of the classic "staff" functions like admin-
istration, finance, information processing,
and marketing, most employers need those
functions -- from business and non-profits
to education and government. So don t limit
your options to just one business sector.
Do your research:
Google and Bing the potential employers,
by name, to see what is being written about
them. Check the organization s website --
what do they say about what they do? Are
press releases posted announcing new prod-
ucts or services or people? Job postings?
If you find negative comments about an
employer posted by former employees, take
them with the proverbial "grain of salt"
unless you see a large number of them from
many different people. Angry people are
more apt to make their feelings known than
happy ones, generally.
3: Network. Network! NETWORK!
Once you know what kind of job you
want, and have identified good potential
employers for you, it s time to put your net-
work to work for you. It s also time to expand
your network, and yes, you DO have a net-
work of people you know now and have
known in the past, people you went to school
with, people you ve worked with. The
resources below will help you identify and
find your network.
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