The Next Job…

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” – Helen Keller

I’d like to think that the vast majority of us set out to do the best we can in our jobs. Yes, I know there are the ever present “slackers” in every organization (you know, the people that excel at doing nothing, look busy and take all of the credit for others’ work), but I’m not talking about them. Sometimes things just don’t work out, either because we just don’t fit or we don’t like the work or the company. A co-worker of mine, let’s call him Edsel, just had this experience. He was hired for a fairly senior role and was “technically” qualified but had never done anything like that before. Needless to say, it was not working out. But the company did the right thing by him and offered him another role in the company (rather than just let him go) – this does not always happen. But Edsel did not want to take a chance and had already been looking for another job before he was offered the transfer. Needless to say, he soon left the company for greener pastures (I hope) rather than take a chance on this next opportunity. So what is my point? Re-read today’s quote. Today’s post is about “finding the right job”.

  • Career Quizzes – According to their site – “Job Quizzes are helpful, free quizzes to help you decide on the perfect job! Take some Job Quizzes before making a decision on a career, they help”. You know what they say, “there are no guarantees” in life and the same holds true for job search. Their main page has a listing of quiz types, like “Office Character Test” and “Is Your Job Sexy” (and many more). At the bottom of the page are three lists of related links – Career Quizzes, Career Guides and Career Resources. At the very top of the page are similar links plus links for Career Tools and Career Library (plus a few more). Good luck in your quiz!
  • Monster Career Quizzes – From the granddaddy of job search comes this one page that offers a number of quizzes – Career Quizzes, Readiness Quizzes, Virtual Interviews, and Culture Quizzes. There are a few links below each category with an additional link for “more quizzes like this”.
  • How to Find the Right Job – This article, by employmentspot.com, takes you through some steps to determine what job is right for you. There are related embedded links through out the article and these are strategically placed. There are related links on the left hand side of the page (for job search in general) as well as links on the right hand side of the page.
  • 5 Clues You’re in The Wrong Job or Career – 5 clues, from ezinearticles.com, gives some guidance to help you figure out if you are in the wrong job or career. Sometimes it doesn’t take 5 clues (many times 1 clue does it), but it is certainly worth the read. There are quite a few links to related articles at the bottom of the page.
  • How to Know What the Right Job is for You – The last one, from wikihow.com, stresses how you need to clear about what you are looking for. This 7 step article covers all of the things you need to consider. There are tips at the end of the article followed by related “wikihows”. The right hand side of the page has additional links as well as featured articles.

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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