As women, we should always go after what we want in our careers with full force. However, this can be extremely difficult when it becomes unclear where we’re headed. It is not abnormal to be confused as to what we want in life. Whether you’re in school, a recent graduate, or already in a career field, it’s okay to feel unsure. However, it’s not okay to avoid figuring it out. Here are five ways to find your career path.
Redefine your skills
Finding a career path becomes much easier when you know what your skill set is. Take the time to make a list of your personal strengths and weaknesses. For example, are you a good writer or better at reading long pages of policy? Are you talented at designing? Once you have declared your skill set, you can choose a career where your strengths are highlighted in your work.
What’s your ideal job?
Do you prefer to work at a desk all day or are you more of a busy body? Do you like working with teams or are you more independent? Asking yourself these questions is vital in knowing what job is the best fit for you.
Use your connections
If you have friends, family, or old coworkers who had experience in an industry that you’re interested in, don’t be afraid to reach out to these people and request advice. No one knows better about a career field than those who work in them every day.
Do your research
Aside from asking those you know about a specific career field, make sure to also do your own research. If you’re interested in being a lawyer, search the internet for what obligations come with this career like law school and the everyday lifestyle of this specific job. We all love the movie Legally Blonde, but unfortunately it’s far from reality.