Twelve key factors to consider when weighing up your career options

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions every person will make in life. With thousand of options, choosing the career that is right for you is very challenging. If you don’t have any idea what you want to do, the task may seem insurmountable. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that difficult.

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Choosing a career

While some people are fortunate enough to just know what they want to do and end up in satisfying careers without switching from one career to another, most of us are not. Many of us here in Perth don’t put enough effort into choosing occupations or pick them for the wrong reasons. Perhaps they choose jobs that seem secure or pay well. As a result, they then end up unhappy. The best way to make sure that doesn’t happen to you is to make a well-thought out decision.

The first step to choosing a perfect career is to know yourself. Before you can choose the right career, you need to assess your values, interests, soft skills, and aptitudes, in combination with your personality type. You can make use of career tests or career counsellors to gather information about your traits and, subsequently generate a list of occupations that are a good fit based on them.

Next, you need to do some research on which careers fit your strengths and weaknesses. Select the occupation that you think will bring you the most satisfaction based on all the information you have gathered from your personal assessment.

Once you’ve pick the career, you need to set your goals both short and long term. Then, put together an action plan that lays out all the steps you will have to take to reach your goals.

If you want to learn more on how to choose the career that suits you perfectly, you should read this article about the 12 key factors to consider when weighing up your career option: https://www.watoday.com.au/business/workplace/twelve-key-factors-to-consider-when-weighing-up-your-career-options-20181212-p50ln5.html