Evaluate Your Personal Situation

Your level of interest in a particular position will depend on your circumstances. You may be really excited about one position because the job description sounds great. Another position may sound attractive because you're concerned about school loans or other debt. Different jobs sound viable for different reasons. Remember this is a beginning and not the last job you'll ever have.

While it is important to identify your wants and needs, it is also important to prioritize your most pressing needs or non-negotiable variables. For example, sometimes job seekers limit the geographic parameters of their job search too quickly. Remember that the larger the geographic area one considers, the greater the number of openings one may find.

Last Updated: 3/24/14