You collected your annual bonus in January and the check has now cleared your bank.  Your patience in staying with your current employer through the holidays has paid off.  Now, you are definitely ready to bid adieu to your over-bearing boss and that annoying guy in the cube next door in search of greener (no pun intended) pastures.

But, where do you start?  And, how do you navigate the job search process in such a way that you are able to leave on your terms and for the best opportunity?  Fear not grasshopper.  Below is your guide to landing your next position while avoiding the most common pitfalls.

We’ve all heard this before… “Work Smarter, Not Harder” and man, does that make sense!
If you’re a carpenter, you should have the right power tools to save you stress and strain.
If you’re a chef, a sharp knife, food processor and pressure cooker can save you hours.
And if you’re a recruiter, a strong candidate pipeline can dramatically cut your search time and help you shine with clients by delivering top talent faster than your competition.

Recruiter, the moment you identify a candidate as a good match for a position you’re working on, is the moment you start forging a strong partnership. After all, you’re both pursuing the same goal: a successful placement. A Win for the candidate, a Win for the hiring company and last but not least, a Win for you!
In order for this partnership to work, you must both share the same passion towards earning a job offer.
Here is what I demand of myself …