Over the years, I have worked with many professionals hoping to advance their careers, and it has been extremely interesting to see the thought process behind “the job search”. Less tenured candidates are more likely to jump at the first opportunity that sounds mildly interesting and meets their financial expectations. As candidates “mature” (I use that term ever so affectionately), they start to consider other factors – or should anyway. They get more selective regarding the requirements that most directly impact their lives: geography; travel requirements; job demands; pay, etc….and less selective about the requirements that directly impact their careers – fit, happiness, success, and growth! Especially in the current economy (understandably so, but unfortunate none-the-less), I see more and more fear-based-job-searching going on….as well as fear-based I’m-staying-in-a-job-that-doesn’t-fit-but-at-least-I-have-a-job allegiance. Candidates are less selective, which fyi, forces client companies to be more selective. Candidates are foregoing some of the most important indicators of happiness, fulfillment, performance, and growth by accepting (or staying in) jobs that do not fit .
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