Career planning with a qualified career services office is a foundational part of finding fulfillment in your educational and career path. If you’re assessing your educational and career goals here are three important tips to help you move past any uncertainty you may be feeling and to help you find the commitment to make the changes that will help you find fulfillment.
1) Anxiety is normal (and should be expected): Educational and career transitions are a major life step and, as with any other dramatic change, anxiety should be expected. Feeling nervous or worried about a transition is not a sign that you’re making a poor decision! It’s a normal reaction to a significant decision. When you feel anxious remind yourself of all the positive reasons why you’re making your decision and be at peace.
2) Assess yourself: It’s crucial to make sure your educational and career goals fit you. Take the time to complete personality and career placement assessments to determine what job, company or educational goal is the best fit for you.
3) Be positive: Even in the midst of transition a sense of peace and joy is still possible. Reflect on all the good aspects of your current career or educational level and then consider how the changes you’re making will further you towards your next career or personal goal. Remaining positive in transition will help make the process even smoother.
Contact us for more tips on finding a fulfilling career path that is a natural fit for your strengths and interests.