There are three basic questions you need to answer before you really can start your search: Who are you? - Your personal attributes - Yours social skills - Your Management profile What can you do? - Functional skills - Industry experience - Management experience - Other assets What do you want? - Self fulfilment needs - Management or specialist career - Economic considerations - Location/way to work - Locally/Travel/International - Status How to find the job that matches your above determined “Optimal Work Situation”? - 70-80% of jobs are never advertised, so don’t rely on the ads - Use your network of friends and tools like www.linkedin.com to get information and leads - Make sure you are not running away from your current position, but is drawn towards the new - Make a list over your 20 most attractive employers - Make a list of 10 concrete positions you would like to have (often people dream of positions with combination of pay, location, responsibility, influence and work hours that don’t exist). - In general, be realistic in your assessment of your own opportunities (if male), add a little self confidence (if female).