When it Comes to Career Decisions, Only YOU Have the Answers

July 14, 2017

Career Advice

Whether you’re a fresh college graduate who’s searching for that first job, someone who’s looking to leave a well-respected position, or a seasoned professional who wants a career change, these decisions are s-c-a-r-y. You feel like the rest of your life could hinge on a single choice. You wonder if you’re choosing the right path. You’re afraid what others will think about you.

So what do you do? You ask for advice. You look to what others have done in similar situations. You consider what’s expected of you. But there’s one problem with this strategy: there is no right or wrong answer. Only you know what will make you happy. Only you know what you really want to do and why you want to do it. Only you will deal with the consequences.

Every successful career person got to their success through a different path. They had different backgrounds, a different network, different schooling, different experiences, and different life skills. There is no concrete obvious path that can be emulated for success. This knowledge should be freeing! It means you can choose whatever path you like–regardless of what others think–as long as you feel it’s the right path for you.

Here is what successful people actually do have in common: things like hard work, determination, passion, and positivity. If you have these things, you will go far no matter what path you take. Good luck!

Image via James Mellor/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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