Choosing a career path can help you set professional goals and develop a strategy for getting from where you are to where you want to be. Part of choosing an appropriate career path involves making an honest self-evaluation of your talents, abilities and interests. While elements of your path may change over time due to choice or circumstance, having an overall professional objective with which to guide yourself will help you make critical decisions with greater clarity.
When you have an idea of the career path you want to pursue, it can help you make the best decisions about your training and education. Many lines of work require specific degrees and certifications, which can take years to pursue. Understanding the requirements of your chosen path will allow you to plan to prepare yourself for the career you want.
A career path is just that – a journey, rather than a single one-time decision. Every career path has milestones along the way. For example, if you want to pursue a career as a chef, you may start working in a restaurant busing tables when you’re in high school, working as a waiter in college, attending a culinary arts school and then taking an entry-level job as a prep chef. Understanding the chronological steps of a career path will help you make decisions about how to go about building experience and working your way through the ranks of your chosen occupation. If you need help in deciding a career path suited for you, this self-study course can help.
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After you spend some time with the worksheets, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments or wish to discuss further.