If you’ve already gone through the proactive checklist to find a job, you have likely started working towards establishing meaningful relationships that have led to good job prospects. Now it’s time to take the next step and make sure the job opportunities you’re applying for will be a good fit for you in the long-term.
To begin the job search checklist process, consider and rate the most important job factors listed below:
Now, take a look at how you ranked each of these factors in the job search checklist and use that to understand what elements of your next job are most important to you. Keep the general idea of your most important factors in mind while you’re searching for a job to help you easily weed out the least fitting positions.
Once you find a good prospective job, you can assess the role against the ranked job search checklist and make sure it comes close to your expectations. Go through each item to see how many of your top job factor priorities are covered.
But remember: no job is going to be a perfect fit, and you may not be in a position to request everything on the checklist. However, this will at least serve as a guide to help you understand what’s truly important and better define what an ideal job looks like to you.
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