Choosing a Career: Know What You DON'T Want To Do

Knowing what you do not want to do is just as important as knowing what you do want to do.  It narrows down your scope so that you can focus on the things you like.

So, the first thing you should do is think about all the jobs and activities you have done in the past and rule out what you don’t like doing.

Do you hate working by yourself?  Do you prefer to work with your hands or would you rather be in an office?  Do you like small groups of people or large teams where you can have lots of interaction?  Are you a people person?  Do you prefer activities where you can be creative or is logic more your style?  Do you like words or numbers?

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If I have to _________ one more time, I’m going to go crazy!

These are the things that fill us with dread and make us not want to give 100% at work so it is best to rule these things out.

If you need some help deciding which career path is right for you contact our Career Counsellors and they can provide you with direction and advice.