Questions for a Job Search

As I went through a major career transition several years ago, I noticed I wasn’t alone. Many other people were also looking for their next career opportunities.

Most job seekers seemed confused as they tried to make sense of what had happened to them. In their quest to find meaning, they were obsessed with finding the right answers.

I took the opposite approach. Rather than seeking answers, I began by asking myself a series of questions, recalling the wise words of James Thurber who once said, “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.”

I wrote out my thoughts in a private journal and later shared what I learned in these blog posts.

  1. Questions I Asked Myself During a Career Transition
  2. Where Are You Going? — Focusing on your destination
  3. Who Are You? — Defining who you are during a job search
  4. How Are You Different? Standing out during a job search
  5. What Have You Done? Telling your story during a job search
  6. What Can You Do? — Making promises during a job search
  7. What Do You Do (In Seven Words)?
  8. My Personal Mission Statement
  9. My Personal Marketing Plan
  10. Do You Ask Good Questions?


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