If your job search has been ongoing for a while, or you are simply miserable in your current position, it's very tempting to apply to every job you can find and take the first offer you get. But, if you hope to really be happy in your new position, resist this temptation. If you jump at the first opportunity you're offered without really considering it, you could find yourself picking up the same job search again before six months have passed. Just like you have a checklist for your values, you should also have a checklist of your priorities for a new position. Is there a certain title you're aiming for? Are there benefits you can't live without? Is there a salary you want? If the job you're offered doesn't make the cut, negotiate or turn it down. Although the job outlook may seem bleak, there will be other offers.