Explore and gain a greater understanding of potential careers and positions that match your strengths, interests, and work/life goals.
Research and identify the pros and cons associated with different career options or choices.
Narrow your options and create a roadmap that identifies outstanding questions and information about your chosen career path(s) and plans to address your goals.
The first step is to generate a list of occupations of interest and explore them in more detail. The goal is to narrow your choices to one or two definitive career paths. It will take due diligence to explore every facet about the career choices, in as much detail as possible, to gain enough knowledge to make informed decisions.
Typically, there is a temptation to hurry this process, omit key steps, or gloss over information to find an answer quickly. The temptation to rush through the process should be resisted. It is important to dedicate time to fully explore careers based on your interests and latent passions.
It is natural to feel anxious, have questions about your career, or feel uncertain about the direction you want to go. You began this process with a mission and a dream, and now you will begin to move from strategic exploration to tactical, hands-on discovery to jumpstart your new career. In this section, we explore three different career paths that clients have used during the Research process. There is no right path. You will need to determine which path works best for you given your time constraints, finances, and motivation.