You cannot begin to job hunt successfully without getting to know yourself a little better. You will have a greater chance of finding the right job if you know what you like and dislike, what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at, and the kinds of situations in which you find yourself happiest.

Probably the best way to illustrate what we mean is by example. Let’s look at Howard who took a job as a sales representative for a major company. When he accepted the job, he was really excited by the potential for making lots of money in high commissions, and he thought being out in the field would be more exciting than sitting at a desk from 9 to 5. In just one month, Howard was miserable. Why? Howard was not someone who could meet strangers and start a conversation easily. He hated making sales presentations, and he couldn’t handle the rejection that accompanies most sales positions (not everyone buys your product). Worse, he didn’t like making sales calls; he found it was kind of lonely…Howard liked being around the same people day after day, at a desk in a 9 to 5 job. What happened to Howard was that he didn’t think about what career situation would be best for him. He never considered what kinds of tasks he liked to do and what he disliked. Howard accepted a job that sounded good and it was…it just wasn’t right for him.

To make sure you don’t make the same mistakes as Howard or other unfortunate job hunters, we want you to answer the questions in the downloadable PDF below. Hopefully, as you think about your answers, you’ll gain new insights about yourself, and they will make you think twice about the kind of job for which you should be looking. We believe your answers will help you take your job search in the right direction.

CLICK HERE to download the PDF. You can then print it to answer the questions.

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