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Job Search Compass

When it comes to searching for a compatible job, you’ll find that making a check list of what’s important to you will keep you going in the right direction. On my checklist, I usually put short commute, enjoy what I'm doing, opportunity for growth in the industry, and so on… 

This article from Brazen Careerist writer Laura Garrett poses some great questions that can get you ready to make your own checklist. Here’s my favorite part:
 
Ask yourself what a great day at work would look like. Start with the following questions:

How do you want to spend your time?
What do you want from your coworker relationships?
What kind of work environment is most energizing for you?
What do you want in a boss?
How do you want your job to fit into your life?

This is the time to be honest with yourself — just get it out of your head and onto paper. You aren’t obligated to share your list at the next family dinner or at happy hour with your friends

This is very helpful advice because, much like coaching, it gives you structure to lead yourself to your answers and priorities. If you allow yourself to think it through without being self-conscious about your responses, you may find that what you really want in a job isn’t what you thought. 

The ultimate goal is a job you love, so it’s okay if you have to rethink your job search and go in a different direction