A short list of reasons why you are having a difficult time finding your next customer (employer):
1. You don’t know what you are looking for. If your answer to the question “What companies are on your target list?” is “I want to find a good company, stable environment that appreciates me”, then you haven’t defined your market well enough to make a difference. People can’t help you get where you want to go if you don’t know where you are going.
2. You have priced yourself out of the market. In the ups and downs of a cyclical business environment, you can expect your salary or “market price” for the services you provide to fluctuate. That doesn’t mean you have to take a major hit, but you have to be realistic with your expectations. Depending on what service you are providing the marketplace, take the time to understand what customers (companies) are paying for the services you are qualified to provide.
3. You are looking for a job, not a career. If you focus only on the next job, it is another unconnected step in a lifetime of “whatever’s next” instead of the next step in your career, your life’s mission, your legacy. Take the time to decide and “declare” what your career will be about. This is your opportunity to decide what impact you want to have on the professional world. What is your career about? Decide that and the next “job” becomes the first step in a great career…!
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life”