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Job hunting tips for experienced folks

 
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I was wondering whether you have any tips and advise for quite experienced folks on finding their next job. A lot of times, it is difficult to find openings that is technologically challenging and rewarding. It is also tiresome to find the best opening out there. Appreciate if you could share some insights. Thank you for your time and help.
 
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Well, that's what the book is about :-) This is such an open-ended question, I'm not sure where to start.

If you think the jobs out there are tiresome, maybe it's time for you to do a job timeline. That's where you analyze your career, from the beginning. You see what energizes you, what doesn't. You look for your values.

This should take you some time, say, a couple of hours to do. Then, I suggest you discuss this with a trusted colleague or friend. Why? Because you will articulate things that just thinking about won't help you say.

Now, you know something about what you have done in the past, and where you might like to go in the future. That should help with the tiresome part. You also have the first part of determining your cultural fit for a new position. You can determine the 25 companies that should be on your target list.

If you take my advice, and use personal kanban inside one-week timeboxes, you have a structure that allows you to see your progress. Yes, it's more difficult to make progress when you are experienced, because you may have fewer people in your network and because there may be fewer jobs available. On the other hand, if you are already employed, do you need to rush?

Before it's time for you to make a decision about a job, you should know what your criteria for a decision are. I suggest how you can make a decision.

Does that help?
 
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Thank you Johanna! This is great. I will read the book and prepare myself.
 
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