Knowing what you’re looking for is critical when you start looking for a job. If you’re not sure about what you’re looking for, you can’t find it. Be quite sure about your goals, and be open to all possibilities. There are definitely many great opportunities for every person.

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Reasons abound for making a change. Money, commute, upward trajectory, or lack thereof. For some it’s recognizing that they can out-strategize a supervisor, for others its boredom or lack of challenge. For others its quality of life, or a change of heart, or change of address. There are no right or wrong reasons. People change, life happens and our desires change. Carpe diem and embrace the change.

Listen to your higher self

Because most of us think with and listen to our heads and not our guts, we rarely hear our inner or higher selves. Yet the answers we so desperately seek are right there. Most people just can’t get out of their rational minds. For example, one might say “it would be financially irresponsible to make a career decision and not consider compensation or title, wouldn’t it?”  Perhaps not.

Changing jobs or careers is incredibly stressful, there’s no reason anyone should think otherwise. Give yourself a break, and be realistic. Tell yourself “this is a process, and like all processes, it has a beginning and an end.”

The smartest candidates are those who know who they are, where they are, what they want and don’t want, what they like and dislike and have no qualms about their level of expertise relative to the requirements around the work they seek. They know where they want to be. The focused candidate realizes there may be several different ways to go, and knows how to prioritize what they want. They are open to all opportunities and aim to be as “opportunity agnostic” as possible. They are willing to be surprised and delighted.

  • Listen to yourself, trust your gut

  • Acknowledge your priorities and motivations

  • Be authentic and honest about your strengths and desires

  • Embrace change with excitement and positive anticipation


I’ve been a career coach and talent advisor helping people make significant job and career changes for over 3 decades. I’d love to hear your story and help you find the job or career you really want.


(415) 383-7094




(415) 383-7094