When I started my job search, about 6 years and three weeks ago, I knew what I wanted:
- More than I was making in my last job (I had forgone three years of raises and salaries, and really felt I was underpaid (long story)).
- A short commute from my house. The commute I had just left was 30 minutes, which I didn’t like.
- To stay in my house. I didn’t want to uproot my family.
I’m sure I had other criteria, but those are the three that I am remembering right now. As the weeks went by, and my job search got more pathetic, my criteria changed.
I was okay to not have such a senior level title.
I was okay to commute into the city (yuck – I cringe as I write that!!).
I was started to look at jobs that would require me to move. And I figured if I would move outside of my town, I might as well look anywhere in the world.
What would I entertain? I was more excited about moving overseas and working in the high tech space. For example, I would have loved to work at TomTom… here is a link to some cool TomTom jobs. Doesn’t that look freaking awesome?
Honestly, if I found a job a couple of hours away from my house, I might as well move 20 hours away, right? A job at TomTom, working on that awesome technology, in another country, is exciting to me, even now 🙂
What was on YOUR list of requirements when you first started your job search, and how has your list of requirements changed?