Career Decision-Making

The graphic emphasizes that our career journey is not a linear path. Rather, it is a dynamic process depicted by arrows moving in both directions. It highlights the idea that we constantly learn and develop throughout our lives. Therefore, if you are uncertain about your career direction or change your mind, there is no need to worry. You can start at any point on the wheel and still end up where you need to be.

Having said that, the career planning process involves getting to know yourself and researching suitable career options based on your skills and personality. Once you have an idea of what you want to do, reach out to professionals in that field to confirm your interest. Finally, consider the education or training required for your chosen career.

Assess yourself

Self-Evaluation

Explore Careers and Education

Career Exploration

Informational Interviewing

The purpose of Informational Interviews is to learn about occupations you are interested in from professionals working in those jobs. An informational interview is not a job interview.

Job Shadowing

Education and Training

There are a number of ways to get the skills and experience you need, become familiar with the paths available to you.

Create a Plan and Set Goals

DIY Career AKA Entrepreneurship

Maybe you want to work for yourself, if so you learn more about Entrepreneurship by following the link above.

Expand Skills

As you travel along your career path, you may find that you need to go back for more trainings to build your knowledge base. Be prepared to be a life long learner if you want to grow in your chosen career field.

Find a Job

Utilize the connections that you made along the journey to help you find your dream job. Every person you encounter maybe a future employer or a source of feedback through evaluations and recommendations. Always put your best self out there!