Creating Your Career Vision

By, 01/11/2013

When asked what they’d like to do after college, or as a career, many students respond “I have no idea”—and that’s perfectly fine. Knowing what you want to do as a career may come with and change over time. Here are some tips that can help you develop a career path.

If you don’t know what you want to do, start with what you don’t. Though almost all work experience is valuable in one way or another, time is also valuable, so don’t waste time pursuing an opportunity that doesn’t interest you.

Don’t let fear make you take the easy road. If you’re offered your dream job but worried you won’t be able to step up to the challenge or have to relocate, weigh the rewards of taking a risk. No matter what you decide, give yourself the option of following your vision.

Once you know what you’d really like to do, don’t be afraid of taking a chance. Industry or career changes may be daunting, but you’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try.