Decision making

This page has information and tips on making those important decisions after undertaking the self assessment stage of our framework and exploring your options.

You should now have an idea of things like your interests and skills and the things that matter to you most about a job. You may have also identified some job role(s) and may find yourself drawn to a particular area. It is now time to act on what you already know and make some clearer choices.

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If this sounds easier than it feels, don’t worry. There are often several options which could make for a rewarding career. Different people also have different ways of making good decisions. Some people might  like to take a logical approach, whilst may others use a degree of intuition. Methods to consider include:

Support in making a decision

To be comfortable with the choices you make, you have to be confident in your decision making. There is no 'right way' to go about this and people have different approaches that work for them. Think of an important personal decision that you’ve made in your life that was a good decision.

How did you go about it? Which approach(es) did you use?

Consider the descriptions below and see if any of them resonate with you. You may adopt a different style depending on the type of decision you have to make:

Other less effective decision-making styles are:

Find some exercises to help you with your decision making.

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