If you are one of the many millions of american looking for your next career opportunity,you may want to consider a few things before just throwing your resume out there . Think about what it was you enjoyed the most about where you had worked before. Do not take into account the people since you will inevitably have to mix in with new ones. Also consider what were the drawbacks of the environment you were in.

Try making a list of all the things you would enjoy having in your next position. And when the list has been completed, you can then plug in all of your attributes that will make you the perfect candidate for all that you desire. By doing this ahead of time, you will be prepared for the interview. Merely having a list of things that you desire with absolutely nothing to qualify you for them, is like spitting into the wind. If you find that you are not quite qualified for a job, then figure out a way to acquire those attributes needed. This might push you out of your comfort zone, but if that is what you truly desire you will find a way to make it happen.

Where you land next is still firmly in your grasp. Stop giving your reigns over to someone else!