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We are all individuals, and the decisions we make have to suit our individual personalities, needs and satisfactions. Whether you have given a lot of thought to your future career or not, the golden rule is not to feel pressured into making a quick decision. Feeling that you are under pressure can actually make it more difficult to sort out ideas in your own mind.
Start your research with 'you'
List your skills
Keep in mind your values
Think about the things you like doing
Give some thought to areas which most interest you, i.e. administrative, artistic, computational, literary, mechanical, outdoor, scientific and / or social service. Consider such aspects as working on your own / with other people; giving / taking supervision; dealing with the public; persuading people; working with machinery; working indoors / outdoors etc.
Be honest with yourself
Be realistic about your commitments
Start by looking at a broad variety of jobs
The process of making a decision has different steps or stages.
When you're faced with an important decision about your career, using a model like Krumboltz & Hamel’s 7 step DECIDES model can give you more control over the decision-making process and often more successful results.
Think of the process as a challenge rather than an insurmountable problem, and you may even start to enjoy making decisions!