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About Deciding on a Direction

In order to be an effective decision maker, you need to assess your attributes Self-Exploration, take stock of resources available to you Career Research/Resources, explore your options, and determine the right course of action according to criteria important to you.

If you invested time with the previous two sections, this third stage of career development Deciding on a Direction, will find you equipped with the necessary information to begin making choices. This section will introduce you to the process of weighing each alternative, considering benefits and obstacles to your options, evaluating possible scenarios, and making a decision that has you feeling confident that you’ve made your best major or career choice.

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Last Updated: 8/25/15