In this job search Q&A, I answer Mark’s question: Everyone wants to land their “Dream Job”, but with competition so stiff, do we need to modify our expectations and our search process?
3 key takeaways:
It’s not about the competition or the market but about your personal situation. Unemployment statistics are always wrong — you are not 10% or 25% unemployed; for you it is 0% or 100%;
Review my older post on Sequester Survival Tips. You might want to have to focus on a short-term solution that is less than your Dream Job if it means you stay financially solvent;
Your Dream Job should always be part of your career planning. You might take a job right now but this doesn’t preclude you from continuing to network, research and otherwise still pursue your Dream Job for later.