Is Two Months Enough Time to Land a Position with a Good Salary?

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Dear Nikki,

Is two months enough time to land a position with a good salary? I’m certified and have a masters degree but seems like i have a form of anxiety from being denied for previous roles.

Dallas, Texas

Dear Restless in Dallas,

The more niche your job search, the longer the timeframe may be for finding the right job for you.

Think of finding a job like the food chain pyramid, where what you need to eat more of is the largest section of the chart and as you go up the chart, you need less of those specific food groups.

The same thing goes to show for finding a job within your career path, especially the higher the position. There are simple less of those roles to fill and the number is even fewer for those roles that are actively open in the market.

Do you have current experience in your field? You didn't mention a level of experience but you pointed out that you have a Master's degree so I'm not sure if you're looking for something new, fresh off of graduating. Keep in mind, you will still need to get your foot on the door somewhere and work your way up. Simply having a Master's degree won't land you a high paying job, if you don't have the experience to justify the "good pay."

Be patient with yourself.

Finding the RIGHT job should be your mission and sometimes, you'll have to find something that doesn't your picture for yourself but it'll help you get experience. Experience + your credentials (degree, licensing and certifications) will ultimately land you the good pay you're referring to.

Two months is a good amount of time to find a decent job, but again, it all depends on what you're applying for. If you're looking for more advanced positions, that timeframe could takr you months (more than 2) to find the right one.

Open up your search and your expectations. Be patient.

You've got this!

Nikki Davis

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