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Deciding on your career path can be tricky. It involves plenty of soul-searching as well as thinking practically. An ideal career is one that fulfills you but is also enjoyable. So, how do you narrow it down? Here are five tips to finding the right career.

Be honest with yourself

Ask yourself what you're good at and what you enjoy. This should not be what careers that you believe society values the most highly. Think about your strengths and decide how they could properly suit you for a certain career path. Consider also your weaknesses and rule out careers that would bring those issues to light.

Get a career coach

You're not the first person to ever have trouble deciding on a career. It's because of people like yourself that career coaches like Ace-up and similar firms exist. With one of these professionals, you'll go over your qualifications and personality traits in order to help you decide on a career path. There's a good chance they'll bring up something you had never considered, but that's totally up your alley.

Think about past employment

Even if you've only worked a couple part-time jobs, you can still take away valuable lessons from the experience. Think about the different aspects that you enjoyed and the ones you didn't enjoy. For instance, maybe you liked talking with customers but you disliked pressuring them for sales. Use that information to help you decide on your career path.

Ask experienced professionals

If you're considering a certain field to work, you should be asking as many questions about it as possible. The best way to obtain this information is by talking to those who have worked in the field for at least ten years. Ask them what they enjoy most about it and what advice they would give to newcomers.

Trial and error

There's no guarantee that a career that intrigues you now will still intrigue you in a year or even a month. That said, if you get an appealing job offer, you should take it. If you find the career field is exactly what you want, that's great. If not, you can keep looking and know that you are keeping your options option.

Many people go through life not knowing what exactly they want to do for work. By following these five tips, you can set yourself on a solid path to career satisfaction. It might take some time, but the effort will be worth it.
Posted By: Kara Masterson
Thursday, July 20th 2017 at 6:45PM
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