These days, there seems to be never-ending advice for those seeking a new job, but it’s often difficult to decipher which advice is the best.

There are many factors to consider, including whether or not the person conducting the search is an active job seeker or a passive candidate. Money Quick Tips for USA Today recently published an article that listed six key things to keep in mind for those who are seeking a better opportunity and the chance to advance their career.

However, two of the six things stand out from the others. Those two are as follows:

#1—Look at the total equation.

A job is about more than just responsibilities and pay. The entire situation must be carefully analyzed, including the commute; the company’s culture; its vision, mission statement, and values; benefits and perks you might receive in addition to salary; the availability of training; and the chance for advancement within the company.

#2—Don’t go for perfect.

No job is perfect. That’s why open positions are often referred to as “opportunities.” No job will meet your every expectation. However, keep a certain criteria in mind to determine which ones make the grade. If you have six important criteria and an opportunity meets five of them, then you’ll want to seriously consider accepting an offer of employment if one is made.

Remember, the number-one goal of any job search is to receive an offer. Once that happens, you can analyze all of the factors involved and make the decision that’s best for you and your career.

Click here to access the full Money Quick Tips article and read the other four tips:

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