10 Tips for Choosing a Job in a Job Seeker’s Market

1. Stay in job search mode. Keep yourself in “continuous job search mode” so you’re ready for opportunities as they arise. Keep all your job search documents up to date, especially your LinkedIn profile. Document your successes in your current job on at least a monthly basis and incorporate them into your resume. If your skills are in high demand, employers will often come after you, so be ready to respond to appealing options.

2. Create a profile of your ideal job and employer. This will help you to identify attractive positions and pass on other jobs that you don’t think would be a good fit. Consider what type of employer would be perfect for your personality and work style. To do this, think about the elements of your current and past jobs that you have enjoyed the most and write them down.  Ask yourself: Which activities are most satisfying about your current job? What might you like to avoid in your next job? What do you want in terms of work-life balance?

 

1. Stay in job search mode. Keep yourself in “continuous job search mode” so you’re ready for opportunities as they arise. Keep all your job search documents up to date, especially your LinkedIn profile. Document your successes in your current job on at least a monthly basis and incorporate them into your resume. If your skills are in high demand, employers will often come after you, so be ready to respond to appealing options.

2. Create a profile of your ideal job and employer. This will help you to identify attractive positions and pass on other jobs that you don’t think would be a good fit. Consider what type of employer would be perfect for your personality and work style. To do this, think about the elements of your current and past jobs that you have enjoyed the most and write them down.  Ask yourself: Which activities are most satisfying about your current job? What might you like to avoid in your next job? What do you want in terms of work-life balance?

 

Also, investigate classes and training opportunities to acquire the right background for your next job. Your employer might even agree to pay.