The More Clear You Are About the Exact Type of Job You Want, The Easier It Will Be to Land It

When I am working with my career mentoring clients who are looking for a job, I always suggest that they get as specific as possible about the exact job they want.

I do this for two reasons.  First, knowing the exact type of job you want is empowering.  You are in the driver’s seat.  You are identifying the jobs you want in the companies you want to work for.  Second, it makes it much easier for you to craft your resume and cover letter to make you an attractive candidate to these companies.

This article uses a smart shopper metaphor to make some of the same points.

Looking for a job can be a disempowering experience.  Too many people scour job boards applying  for jobs that they think they “can” do.  Smart job seekers identify the jobs they want and then fo after them.

Your career mentor,


PS: You can download a free copy of my latest eBook, Career Success Rx at  When you do so, I’ll begin sending you daily motivational quotes and give you a free basic membership in my career mentoring site.

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