What are you looking for in a job?

The first step you need to take when looking for a new job, is to identify what exactly you are looking for.

  • Do you want the same job you have now - more money? Bigger organisation?
  • Are you looking to move up a level?
  • Are there certain skills you want to develop and use in your next job?
  • Are you looking for a certain atmosphere or organisational philosophy?
  • How important is location?
  • If you don't know what you're looking for, how will you know when you've found it?

The career motivation exercise in Windmills is a good resource for dealing with these issues.

Continue in this section to find out more about Preparing a CV, Going for an interview and looking for vacancies when you already have some experience in your field.