A baker recently shared her prize-winning cake recipe. Not surprisingly, it contained quite a few ingredients that needed to be accurately measured and combined in a very specific order. When you don’t follow the recipe, unfortunate results will likely ensue. The same thing goes for job searching. It’s about combining the proper amount of several ingredients, in the correct order, over a period of time to receive that most delicious job offer. 1. Self-assessment. Take time at the beginning, and along your job search journey, to not only focus on your aspirations, but what is reasonable. Read more.