Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Now... Be Focused But Flexible

Now for the follow up! Just because you have set parameters for your job search like this candidate doesn't mean you should rule out a great opportunity because it is not exactly what you are looking for. Instead, try an acceptable range for roles, hours and compensation.

Although hiring is steady-to-brisk and the labor market is tightening, it's still a very tricky market. Compensation ranges vary widely and job titles are changing in response to dynamic market conditions. Stay open-minded.

This doesn’t mean throw caution to the wind and accept a project management role when you are really looking for a communications gig. It means be focused on and search for jobs within your parameters, but be flexible enough to see when something outside of that scope is a great fit. Project coordinator vs. project manager, 30 hours a week instead of 25. $20 per hour instead of being set on $22 per hour. Be open to what comes your way and you will find a great opportunity.

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