a career can be difficult and most people can
expect to change careers several times during
their working lives. Here are some steps that can
help ensure your choices are good ones.
Start with your values.
what's really important to you. What gets you
Determine your skills and
are more likely to enjoy doing something you are
naturally good at.
Determine your preferences.
like to work in certain ways and in certain types
of environments. Knowing your preferences helps
determine what kind of work you will find
interesting and challenging. Taking the
Myers-Briggs Type self assessment indicator can
help you figure this out clearly.
Get experience in the career
career often looks different to those doing it
than to those who are not. Get the inside scoop
by talking to people who are actually doing the
job. Consider taking a test drive by doing some
volunteer, temp, or part-time work in the field.
Invest time and energy into
furthering your career.
an hour a week to something that is
developmental. Dedicate yourself to getting ahead
and taking control of your future.
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