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What Career Is Right for Me?

By Old National Bank Mid-North Promise Program team

Understanding what you want to do with your life comes easy for some people, but for most of us, it is daunting. It is normal and okay to feel like you have no clue what you want to do. These tips and resources will help you better understand what career is right for you.

Take career aptitude tests

There are so many amazing free resources available online! Career Explorer, Indiana Career Explorer, and My Next Move are some good ones.

Take personality tests

Finding out about your personality may help guide you in ways you did not expect.

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Narrow down your values, goals, and objectives

Working a career that aligns with these will help you feel fulfilled. You are less likely to experience burnout.

Study job trends

Knowing which jobs have a strong trajectory and which ones will likely taper off is good knowledge to have. This can help you to build your career interests within a sustainable field.

Job shadow

Watching someone perform a job you are interested in doing can solidify your interest. Maybe your expectations of the job are wildly different from what actually occurs.

Be prepared to switch careers and change your mind

Your needs and values change with time. What brings you fulfillment in your 20s may not bring you fulfillment in your 50s and that is okay.

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Learn how to market yourself and your abilities

Often times people are discouraged from pursuing certain careers because it can be difficult to earn money in (e.g., arts and music). Knowing how to market yourself and your abilities can help you to make a living doing what you love!

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