Today’s highly competitive job market demands that applicants be as specific and targeted as possible in their search. A generic resume tossed out to dozens (hundreds!) of employers is not an effective strategy. Spend some time defining what you want in your next job. Ask yourself “who, what, when, where, and how” you see your career (and life) in a new position. Narrow your scope as best as possible and “own” these goals with confidence.

Wondering why I chose a happy dog pic for this post? I hope she made you smile. The job search process is no fun… so when you’re feeling a little down, remember to bring a little joy into your life.