One of the most difficult decisions a young adult has to make is what they want their career path to be. While we may not be able to sit down and help you make the decision, we can give you some ideas on how to start the process. Check them out below:
What are some of the considerations you should have before choosing a career path?
What are your goals?
What’s most important to you?
What are you interested in?
What skills do you have or are you willing to learn?
Write down what you are looking for in a job. Do you want to work alone or with a group? Would you like for everyday to be similar or should everyday be something new? Once you have a list, split it into wants and needs.
There are several resources available on the internet to help you learn more about potential career paths. Several job listing websites, such as Monster, also offer resources to make your search easier. You can also take quizzes to find out what fields are most compatible with your personality.
If you’re still in school, take advantage of the internships available to you. This will give you the opportunity to gain on the job experience. Maybe after a few months in a particular role, you'll realize it’s not for you. It's also a great way to make connections that may be helpful down the line as you start out in your career.
ASK FOR HELP
There are people out there whose sole job is to help you find one. Many people don’t look into a career counseling until they are in the process of searching for a job. However, it’s never too early to ask for assistance. Check out your college’s career center with some of your research. They’ll walk through it with you and provide some advice.