Get Your Job Search Started
The most important thing in successfully initiating your job search is to figure out what you really want to do and will enjoy doing. This is easier said than done. The main idea here is to be ambitious (but realistic), open minded, and flexible about your career options. Naturally, there are many factors to consider when determining what career direction best suits you. Some important ones include:
• Your past experiences
• Your functional, and disciplinary areas of expertise
• What title/position you’re aiming for
• What you enjoyed most about your past job(s)
• Your short-term and long-term career goals
Put some thought into different industries you might have an interest in, and where you believe you might be able to leverage your past experiences. Have you always been interested in working for a luxury cosmetics company? Sports company? Media/entertainment company? Even list down specific companies you’ve always respected and would consider working for, and where you think you can lend your passion and expertise.
Take time to think. Knowing what you want to do, or what you believe you'd like to do will help you to focus on the rest of your preparations. The last thing you want to do is to get yourself into something you don’t feel any real connection with, or where you're not motivated or challenged.
Even if you are not able to pinpoint exactly what you want to do now, don’t worry. The objective here is to generate ideas and set some realistic expectations and options for yourself.