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Five Reasons Everyone Needs to Job Search This Year

The time to look for a job is when you don’t need one. "Job searching should not be a chore – only done when you do not like your current position or think you have stayed too long." (Mullen) Even if you are comfortable in your current position, looking for a job keeps your resume up to date and keeps you in the know of what is happening in the industry. By reviewing position descriptions you can illuminate any gaps in your knowledge base which can help you plan your professional development for the year to come. Plus, if you are not spending any time looking, the job of your dreams could come and go and you might never know. The job you have always wanted will not simply appear because you have begun looking. There are many personal considerations when job searching, all of which are important. Chris Mullen of University of Northern Colorado illuminates a few of those considerations here.

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