How to Choose a Career That Fits You
What do you want to be when you grow up? Now that you’re an adult or almost one, how do you actually get the answer to that question? This guide will show you how.
When you were young, you were probably only aware of a few occupations to answer the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”
But there are so many occupations to choose from, including new ones that didn’t even exist a few years ago. How do you sort through all the options and choose a career that will be the right fit for your future?
Career planning is a great way to find occupations that fit who you are. But it can give you more than just a shortlist to choose from. Your career is the sum total of your jobs, your education, and your life roles. So career planning can help you manage important life and work decisions over the years.
Use this guide if you want to:
- Think about your values, needs, and preferences
- Explore your learning, work, and life options
- Ensure your work reflects your personal priorities
- Adjust your career plans to manage the realities of the work world
We recommend going through these resources in the given order so you get the most benefit out of your career planning efforts.