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Job seeking tip – 2. “Begin with the end in mind…”

This quote is not my invention, it comes from Stephen Covey’s seven habits book. But it’s a good’n.

Work out good and early all the parameters that you’ve got to work within. Particularly timescale, financial, career development, location / transport and so on. Decide which ones are absolutely unmovable eg.

“must have x amount in the bank to cover next month’s mortgage and the month after. With this in mind, i’ll travel a little further or I’ll forgo career prospects for now just to have constant work”.

Or you may have some flexibility and decide to stick to your guns on finding a relevant job which offers good experience to suit your qualifications. Or you might try a bit of both in a sort of balancing act.

The main point is to plan all this out early on, set your priorities and targets realistically, then refer back to your plan as you go through your job-searching campaign.

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