I’ve done it before as well. You start thinking about changing jobs so you open up a Google search and type “jobs in ____________.”
You’ve already failed.
You’re going to spend countless hours perusing random job boards and reading hundreds of job descriptions, only to get discouraged and more confused and end up right back where you started.
Searching for your next job is like going on a roadtrip. You would never research places and weather and road conditions and then set out on the journey without first looking at your car to figure out if you’ve even got the wheels to get you there.
I’d love to go to New York, but I’d never drive my ’03 Honda Civic to get there. Better to first analyze my car, it’s advantages and disadvantages, and then pick a place.
Instead of diving headlong into your search, first take some time to figure out what you’re driving — who are you and what do you do best? What are your skills, talents, values, ideal environments, financial needs, and passions? Then use this information to narrow your search.
If you don’t know who you are, you run the risk of stalling out prematurely and not making it to your destination.
Get to know you. It’s the best investment you can make.
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