Are you just beginning your career or considering a career change? Have you been downsized, rightsized, outplaced, displaced or just looking at what's out there? Whatever your situation, you can take a systematic approach to your job search. The process is a continuous cycle.
Your first step is to evaluate where you are in that cycle. It's a good idea to begin with self assessment and move through the various stages, but the amount of time you spend at each stage will vary depending upon your needs.