Choosing A Career Path When You Feel Lost

October 18, 2018  |  

choosing a career path listening to a podcast on her smart phone with the South African flag in the background

I’m reaching an interesting phase in life—it’s not exactly about me but rather about my friends. I have several good girlfriends who, in their early thirties, want to make a complete career change. They chose their current jobs because it’s what they studied in college or what would pay the most. Some sort of just fell into their field because they were doing mass resume blasts after college and were just grateful to be hired anywhere. And now they’re reaching an age when they realize maybe they don’t love their work. They see work and success differently now that they’re older, and realize that being happy should be a big part of it. Naturally, this has left some of them feeling a bit lost. I have some insight to provide because I do love my work, and it’s no accident that I do it. Here are tips on choosing a career path when you feel lost.

choosing a career path African American businesswomen walking down an office hallway talking and smiling. They are carrying handbags, arriving to the office or leaving. One is holding a digital tablet and the other has a cup of coffee.

Shadow someone

If you’re curious about an industry, ask yourself if you know anyone who works in it. Even if you wouldn’t go for their exact position, shadowing them will give you exposure to their field and you’ll come in contact with all sorts of roles in their industry.

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