Job hunting can be an emotionally grueling process.
If you were fired or laid off from a job, you have had to deal with the shock of the layoff or termination notice even before getting into the pits of the search.
If you are like most people I meet, you have fumbled around with your interviewing and job search process and helped to create some of your job search difficulties with your ignorance or arrogance in believing you know know how to do a job search.
And now you have a job offer . . . or maybe more. Should you accept the job offer? Which offer should you choose?
Again, if you are like most people I meet, you are seduced by the siren song of the dollar offer.
But what about the benefits?
What about your boss?
How frequently will you be reviewed?
What are the prospects of the firm you are joining?
What about your future colleagues who you have never met?
How do they give promotions and raises?
When I coach executives and managers in their job search, we go through a process of identifying the skills they bring to the next organization PLUS what is going to be most important to them in the next job organization. What will you need to see or know in order for you to be certain it is the right place for you to join.
Without thinking about this and writing it down at the beginning of your job search, you, too, may be seduced by the sales process of the recruiter, your new salary and a host of other things that will cause you to sacrifice your goals.
Make the time at the beginning or stop and do it NOW!