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How to Choose a Career - 4 Steps!

Updated: May 18, 2020

Choosing a career is a big deal, and you want to know how to find a career you love. You'll learn how to choose a job that is PERFECT for you! It is such a daunting task to choose the best career path for yourself, and some people never find it. So, I have boiled it down to a simple 4 step process, with examples and tips along the way...that, if pursued rigorously, will help you choose the perfect career for you.

This comic is so hauntingly accurate. Many of the job seekers I meet chose their current career for one of 4 reasons: 1. They thought it was the right thing to do. They experienced family/societal pressures to choose it. 2. They decided to "follow their passion" and have found themselves completely disenchanted by the hobby or industry they used to admire. 3. They didn't choose. The job chose them. They have been hitchhiking through their career and every next career step is the job that wants them, not a job they know is the perfect right next step. 4. They have taken countless hours to get to know themselves and many different career paths and therefore are confidently now on a path that they are sure is the right one. I want everyone to be a # 4, but it takes a lot of work. You'll have to talk to a lot of strangers. There are a lot of dead ends. But don't give up! Don't let this comic be true. There is a perfect job out there for you. We stopped "following our passion" and hitchhiking through our careers. And instead followed our values and strengths. DON'T GIVE UP!

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