Do you ask yourself several relevant questions BEFORE starting a job search? You should. We’ve written about this before as part of our personal SWOT analysis.
Consider these observations from Tai Goodwin, writing for Careerealism:
“The perfect time to start your job search is before you begin feeling a desperate need to get out of your current position. One of the worst times to start a job search is when you feel like your back is up against the wall.”
“Deciding to search for a new job, regardless of the labor market, can be both exciting and frightening. There’s excitement in thinking about new possibilities for your career and work-life. But thinking about the time, energy, and potential rejection involved in the job search process can be overwhelming.”
“For those who decide that finding a new job is well worth the challenges a job search will bring, a larger question looms: How can I be sure my next job will be any better than my last one?”