Getting Ready

Funding is cut, businesses are re-organizing, going out of business, or maybe the job or company you started with is not quite the same and it’s time to move on. The numbers vary, but research has shown that the average job lasts between three to four years. This means that you are job hunting (internally or externally) every three and half years, voluntarily or not.

At the same time, the job search is taking longer. The US Bureau of Labor indicates that the average job search takes thirty-three weeks, and for those seeking senior positions, it may take as long as one to two years. So, what’s happening? It’s not that jobs aren’t available. People are quitting, retiring, moving around, etc.—hence the turnover is endless.

What is different is the process of how positions are being filled. The Internet has completely changed the way Americans seek and find employment. But before you run out and put your resume on the multitude of internet job sites and job boards or send resumes via email, you need to take the time to figure out: What Do I Really Want?

Toolkit

Click the link below and fill out the worksheet. As with all worksheets in this guide, be sure to save them in a safe place for future reference.

What Do I Really Want