Knowing What You Don’t Want

When I wrote that I think job seekers should write a job statement to help narrow your search, I listed twelve ideas for what to put in it. Many of the ideas are either/or type questions about company size, industry and so on. What I didn’t consider in that post is how useful it might be to just rule things out.

After working in IT for a non-profit for two years, I realized that I only want to drive revenue, not cost reduction. I also decided many years ago not to work in AdTech or Social Media. I now think of my job statement as being a positive statement about only working in B2B SaaS, but it took me a while to narrow down to that.

Ruling things out helped me get there eventually.