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How to Find Your Ideal Career Path, Part 1

How to Find Your Ideal Career Path, Part 1
From Recruiter - November 7, 2016

Recently, I was in aSkype meeting with a job seeker. This job seeker is 25. In order to help support his family, he has worked in retail and sales since graduating high school. Now, he is ready to do something for himself and find a career path that excites him and brings him satisfaction.

He asked me: How do I figure out what I want to do in my career? I have never spent much time thinking about it, and Im not even sure what I would be good at.

Long story short, there is no magic answer. I wont be able to tell you what career you should have after a 90-minute call. Its just not that simple. There are so many variables in figuring out what your ideal career is. To make it even more complicated, your ideal careergenerally changes over time as your experience, skills, and preferences grow and change.

How DoYou Figure Out What You Want to Do?

It all starts with a self-inventory and some dreaming. This part of the process doesnt need to be overly complicated, but you do need to commit some time to doing it.

You can either do this on your own or use an assessment tool. If you are using a tool, do your research first to ensure you are using something that will add value. One that I recommend and feature on my own site is eParachute.For the price of a cup of coffee, you get 12 months of access to a great tool that allows you to explore career and study options as much as youd like. Using this tool will save you time in researching roles that fit your skills and interests, and it may provide you with career and study ideas that you might not have thought of on your own.



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