All that glitters is not gold. Here’s how to focus on what’s important rather than some glitzy job description.

This past weekend I found myself browsing my favorite boutique only to fall in love with a stunning dress. Of course, I talked myself into trying it on. If you’re anything like me, you get in the dressing room and shimmy into that perfect outfit…just to find that the sleeves are too long or the dress is too tight. And oh yeah—that price tag? It’s way more expensive than you expected.

Finding the right job fit or strategizing your next career move can be eerily similar to a regular shopping experience—it too is all about fit. Here are four strategies and guiding questions you can use to ensure that you’re looking beyond the job description to find something that works for you:

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