What is it you really want to do? That’s not an easy question for some to answer. You have done many things and can do a lot of things. However, that’s not what I am asking. What is it you REALLY WANT to do?
Analysis Paralysis is a huge problem for job seekers- Especially those who have decided they want to try something new or different. There are so many choices, so where do you start? It all starts with knowing yourself. What is it you love doing! What is it you no longer like doing?
I’ve written about career decision making before. It seems I should be writing about it more as it is a major concern for a lot of job seekers. Here is a listing of links:
(There are more. If you want to see them, you can select the category Decision Making from the sidebar menu on the right hand side of this page.)
The DOL released a new tool on Labor Day called mySkills myFuture. This is how they describe it:
Your future is wide open. Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job.
It is extremely simple to use. You type in your last job title and click enter.
It will produce results listing “Best Match” job titles requiring the use of similar skills. It has a link to posted job opportunities which you can customize by zip code, typical wage, and typical training.
This is a hugely popular topic for career professionals to write about. Here are just some of articles you may find helpful:
Charting a New Career Course from Job-Hunt.org
How to Make Career Change Your Reality from UpMo
Changing Careers in a Recovering Economy from Position Ignition
If you have a success story to tell, please, share it and let us know how you made your decision!