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Choosing the Perfect Job

Once you have already defined what the perfect job is to you it?s time to begin looking for positions that meet those requirements. The way you do that is by putting all of your attributes together and connecting them with available positions. You want to be realistic when you take this step and not try to find the job that includes every attribute on your list. What you want to do is find something that closely matches what you perceive to be the perfect job rather than trying to find something that has everything you want.

One of the problems many people run across when they are looking for the perfect job is expecting too much. For example, you may feel you are worth $30,000 as an experienced administrative assistant but there may not be available positions to support that. Be willing to accept less than what you want in order to get into the position of your dreams. That does not mean you have to take something you do not really want but you do want to leave some leeway for compromise.

In order to make the right decision you want to look at the list you have made of attributes you seek in a job. If you have not already done so, identify them by importance. There will always be some things that you absolutely must have and others than are negotiable. When you are in the process of identifying what is the perfect job for you never identify only those factors that are absolutely necessary always leave room for negotiation. If you?re looking for something that will allow you to telecommute half of the time be willing to settle for one or two days a week instead of pushing a position aside because it doesn?t offer as many days as you
would like. There are many different ways to negotiate for a job but not all of the areas are negotiable.

With the job market currently at such a low point it is ludicrous to think you are going to get everything you want. You may have an idea in your head about how to get the perfect job but when the economy shows there are more people looking for job than there are available jobs you will find you have to make more sacrifices. Instead of risking not obtaining the job that may indeed tu out to be your perfect job be willing to reduce the number of mandatory options on your list.

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