How to Choose a Career That Is Right for You

How to Choose a Career That Is Right for You

Updated Jan 07, 2021

When we ask people about the most meaningful parts of their life, family, health and work often rank as the top three. Choosing the type of work you’ll do, therefore, is arguably one of the most important decisions you can make.

You can begin choosing a career by taking the following steps:

  1. Perform a self-assessment
  2. Identify your must-haves
  3. Make a list of jobs to explore
  4. Research jobs and employers
  5. Get training (if you need it) and update your resume
  6. Find and apply for jobs
  7. Continue growing and learning

Selecting a career path can take weeks, months or even years as you continue learning what you want and need in a job. It’s important to note that you may have the option to change your path multiple times in your life, making the ability to choose a new career a valuable life skill.