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Choosing the Right CareerNow that you’ve reviewed some possible careers, you may be wondering where to go next. Perhaps your list ofsuggested careers seems overwhelming and confusing. Perhaps you saw some career ideas that soundedinteresting, but you’re not sure how to proceed, or how to decide which is really best for you. This section isdesigned to give you a roadmap that you can use to navigate forward as you explore your career possibilities.As you continue in your career search, it will be crucial that you have a system for evaluating your opportunities.You need a well-defined approach to looking at various careers and deciding whether they are worth furtherexploration. You’ve already taken the first step by assessing your interests, but now the task is to take that self-knowledge and translate it into a game plan for exploring your career options.The first step is to clearly understand your criteria for the career path you seek. You don’t need to know exactlywhich career is right for you, but you do need to know what you are looking for. You must understand the factorswhich are more important to your happiness and satisfaction in a career. Equally, you must understand theaspects of a career that you want to avoid, so that you don’t end up in a job that frequently requires you to dothings that are not a good fit.This section will suggest some criteria that you may want to use as part of your career exploration process. Theseare based on your interest profile, but you will probably find that some of the suggested criteria seem morerelevant to you than others. You may also find that you want to add to what is given here. Use these suggestionsas a starting point to build your own system of evaluating possible careers.What Makes Your Ideal Career?In choosing a career, you want to be mindful of the factors that are most important to you. Many of these factorswill be based on your interests and personality, but some will be unique to you. This section will provide you withsome guidance in the factors that may be important to you in your career search.Satisfying your core needsAn ideal career should satisfy your most fundamental motivations to work. Although everyone wants to feel asense of purpose, we all differ in how we like to feel that we contribute. To understand what sort of career will besatisfying, you must understand the factors that create satisfaction for you.Below, you will see a list of the factors that are most likely to be important to you in a career. Generally, if a careerhas all or most of these factors, you will find the day-to-day work satisfying. As you explore different careers, youcan use this list as a sort of checklist for each potential career. The more closely a career seems to fit your list ofcore needs, the more likely you'll be happy with it in the long term.

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