From Confusion to Clarity: Master the Art of Selecting a Civilian Career That Matches Your Abilities
- Self-reflection: Take some time to reflect on your experiences, strengths, weaknesses, values, and what motivates you.
- Skills assessment: Identify your skills by making a list of tasks you have performed in your military career, as well as those you have accomplished in your personal life.
- Interest assessment: Take a career interest survey or talk to a career counselor to help you identify your interests.
- Research: Research various careers that align with your skills and interests. Look into the job duties, required education and certifications, and the job outlook for each potential career.
- Networking: Reach out to people who are currently working in careers that interest you. Ask about their day-to-day experiences, and any challenges or rewards they have faced.
- Shadowing: Shadow someone in a job that you are considering to get a first-hand look at the daily tasks and responsibilities.
- Practice: Consider taking courses, volunteering, or doing an internship in the field you are considering to gain hands-on experience.
By taking these steps, you can get a better understanding of your skills and interests Veteran and make an informed decision when choosing your civilian career.