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Game plan

With a decision narrowed down, you can now create your game plan by selectively printing out copies of the listings and companies you found on line. Create an A-list by including all the jobs, industries and companies you really want. You can optimize this list by including specific jobs you would love within an industry you want with a company you would enjoy (or any combination of these factors). Your B list can be other companies that you are interested in and other positions that you feel are perhaps more achievable in the short term. Your C list will basically be jobs that are open that you feel you will easily qualify and be able to get, if you find yourself in need of just a "job." You want to focus on career and the long term, however, this list may be a last resort since you still have to pay bills. (Even if you still don't have a clue as to what you want, you can now begin your game plan by melding what you might want to do and the job opportunities that are out there.) You can type up these lists or jot them down on a Starbuck's napkin. The point is to put them down on paper. They don't have to be long, you can always add to them, just start your list - now!

A sub-category to this list will be the details for your ideal job. You should write down two salary ranges: an ideal (but realistic) salary range and a reasonable salary range (that you can live with). You may also want to include about 4 geographic locations you will ideally want to work in (this can be a few different cities or even several different districts within a city or suburb). Remember to factor in the commute and how many hours you will spend each day (each week, each month and each year). This can be an important consideration as you balance your schedule with school, other outside goals and interests. Also consider whether or not you would need to relocate. However, don't let location keep you from pursuing an area of strong interest. Many larger companies will have office sites spread out, many of which are not apparent to an outsider. If you truly have a strong interest, pursue the job.

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