Starting Your Career Path

By, 12/19/2013

For many people, deciding what career path to take is a difficult decision. Where do you start in trying to figure it out?

Start talking—to family members, friends, previous business associates or anyone else you think might be able to offer valuable advice. As with any project, if you’re stuck, keep doing your research. These conversations may spark an idea that leads you down a promising road. Conversely, they may also provide insight as to what you don’t want to do.

Don’t constrain your career search based on your degree alone. Just because your field of study doesn’t directly relate to a certain position, it doesn’t necessarily mean an employer won’t see traits that would make you a valuable employee. Let the employer make that decision—not you. There’s always a chance an opportunity will present itself when you least expect it.