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Although there is no simple solution to finding the right career path for you, there are simple steps you can take utilizing all of your resources to make a good decision.
Now is the time to begin a self-assessment process that will give you more choices, broaden your options, and give you the confidence to know you are on the right career path. A self-assessment will clarify your characteristics, interests, values and skills. It will define your strengths and your weaknesses. Looking for a match between these and the work you are considering is the most important step you can take before you write a resume or begin a search for a job. In fact, when the time comes to write a resume and prepare for a job interview, you will find the task easier if you have completed the self-assessment process first.