When job searching we can sometimes just focus on our immediate needs. I need money. I need to get out of my current situation. I need a new boss. I need a better commute. I need more time with the family. I need less stress. I need a change.
•Career consultants. Although a good recruiter can certainly give you advice on career paths, opportunities and the market, they are not counsellors or coaches able to help you figure out what you want.
If you don’t know, your confusion becomes theirs, how can they help you when they don’t know what you’re asking for? Alternatively you are opening yourself up for manipulation. If you are not clear on the criteria, you could easily end up doing what they want you to, rather than what you need to do.