1. Self-Assessment: What is Your Motivation? Are you looking for more opportunity for advancement, reacting to a toxic work environment-or something else? 2. What Kind of Company Culture Do You Find Attractive? Do you prefer a traditional firm or one where you can be more entrepreneurial? 3. Is Your Resume Ready and Are Your References Lined Up? Make sure your resume is ATS-friendly, visually pleasing, clear and concise and has no typos. 4. Have You Researched Your Target Employers? Do you have a short list of firms you would prefer to work for-and do you know why you've chosen them? 5. What is Your Job Search Plan: Social Media, Job Boards, Networking? To be successful, you need a plan. 6. Do You Want Your Search to Be Discrete? Be sure to check job board privacy policies before posting your resume.

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