In today’s competitive economy, work-life
balance might not be the first thing on your
mind as you begin your job search.
...
Think Through Your Priorities
Before Your Search Begins
Your goals in targeting new job opportunities should include
thing...
Don’t Fight for a Job You
Don’t Want
The interviewing process brings out
something competitive in many
job-seekers, and ca...
Use the interviewing process not just to sell yourself,
but to learn about the position, the company leadership
and your c...
Set Boundaries and
Stick to Them
Obviously, you have to fulfill your
job requirements, and in some
cases you’ll want to go...
Every action you take in the early days is
establishing a precedent: co-workers
who are impressed that you always
answer e...
Your career is inextricably connected to every other area of your life.
Your work finances your life; your job takes time ...
Michelle Dumas runs of one of the longest-standing and most
respected professional résumé writing firms on the internet, D...
Career Planning Tips for Achieving More Work-Life Balance in Your Next Job
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Work-life balance may be the last thing on your mind when you are in the process of job searching within a competitive job market. But if your career planning doesn’t take into account what your life will it be like after a new job starts, you might end up regretting your decision. These career planning tips may be helpful to you in landing a new job that provides for more work-life balance.

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Career Planning Tips for Achieving More Work-Life Balance in Your Next Job

  1. 1. In today’s competitive economy, work-life balance might not be the first thing on your mind as you begin your job search. But if your career planning doesn’t take into account what life will be like after the new job starts, you may find yourself regretting your decision.
  2. 2. Think Through Your Priorities Before Your Search Begins Your goals in targeting new job opportunities should include things like salary, room for professional growth and working conditions, of course. But that’s only the beginning. Make sure that you also consider factors like how much time you’re willing to spend commuting, how you feel about working after hours and taking calls at home and other issues that will affect life outside the office.
  3. 3. Don’t Fight for a Job You Don’t Want The interviewing process brings out something competitive in many job-seekers, and career planning becomes more about getting offers than finding the right situation. In the quest to prove yourself, it’s easy to lose sight of whether or not you really want what you’re chasing.
  4. 4. Use the interviewing process not just to sell yourself, but to learn about the position, the company leadership and your co-workers and discern whether it truly would be a good fit for you. With the right job, you’ll be happier at work and after hours. “ “
  5. 5. Set Boundaries and Stick to Them Obviously, you have to fulfill your job requirements, and in some cases you’ll want to go above and beyond, both to meet your own professional standards and to help your career advancement. But stop and think.
  6. 6. Every action you take in the early days is establishing a precedent: co-workers who are impressed that you always answer email within ten minutes even after hours won’t stay impressed: they’ll come to expect it. Don’t unwittingly establish a pattern you might be unwilling to live with later.
  7. 7. Your career is inextricably connected to every other area of your life. Your work finances your life; your job takes time away from other aspects of life; stress at work can impact your enjoyment of life outside the office and your availability to the people in your life.
  8. 8. Michelle Dumas runs of one of the longest-standing and most respected professional résumé writing firms on the internet, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (dba Distinctive Documents). Since 1996, Michelle has empowered thousands of professionals with résumés that get results and win jobs fast. Get insider résumé writing tips that you won't find anywhere else at her website. Go now to www.distinctiveweb.com The Internet’s Résumé & Career Marketing Specialists…Since 1996 www.distinctiveweb.com resumes@distinctiveweb.com (800) 644-9694 Copyright © 2014 Distinctive Career Services, LLC

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