5 Ways to Ensure You Have Clarity in Your Job Search


If you don’t have CLARITY about what you want… guess what?


You won’t have the career and the new challenging next role that you truly crave.


2022 is a new year, new opportunities to achieve your career goals. Before you start applying for jobs, make sure you've set yourself up for job search for success. To land your dream job as soon as possible, there are a lot of things you'll need to do before you can start applying for jobs.


Here’s what most job seekers and career changers do:

  • Applying online to every job that they see

  • Accepting roles that don’t match their education, experience and salary expectations

  • Scrolling through jobsearch boards looking for jobs and hoping that it will “work out”

  • Not having a vision or plan for their careers

  • Feeling sorry for themselves

By the way… chances are you’re doing all this because it feels safe.

Or perhaps you’re frustrated with your job search and have no clue about what to do anymore.


Here are 5 key steps that you should be doing:


1) Having the right mindset

2) Get clarity on what you want, both short and long term

3) Create a job search strategy

4) Positioning yourself, to set yourself up for success

5) Having conversations with the right people


Write down your goals

It's important that you are clear on the type of job you're seeking and write it down. You are more likely to achieve your goal when you do this. Whatsmore, this information will influence many other aspects of your search, from the types of vacancies you target to how you prioritise your networking activities. Consider all aspects of the job, from the work environment and industry to your commute and desired compensation package. The better defined your goals, the more efficient your job search will be. Read more about why you need to write down your career goals here.


Related: What happens When You Promote Yourself at Work


I can recommend the below career journal to help get you started with achieving your career goals and abitions. Click the link to get your career journal.


Daily and Weekly Career Planner









If you don’t have CLARITY about what you want… guess what?

You won’t have the career and the new challenging next role that you truly crave.


If you're ready to finally move forward in the next phase of your career, to make the kind of money you know you deserve, to be excited about your work, to have a career and not a job, then get your free Career Clarity Worksheet by clicking here.


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