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If you are interested in 3 different careers, how do you know which one to choose?

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David’s Answer

The key to answering your question is to do research on all 3 and speak to people involved in them and see if you can get any kind of opportunity to do some kind of visit/internship so you can get some flavor of what people do in that job. Also investigate the requirements in terms of the education you would need to do that job and what kind of job market there is if you complete those requirements. The other part is your gut feel once you know the facts. Whatever you choose to pursue you will probably be doing that job for awhile and you want to be happy getting up each day to do it. While you want to be able to earn a living don't be to caught up with the compensation vs how doing the job will make you feel as far as a contributing member of society.
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Gabby’s Answer

Hi Zemira! When I was in the process of recruiting, I was in a similar boat as you. I studied finance and had three career routes that I could see myself choosing (consulting, wealth management, and corporate finance). I found that each of these paths had something different to offer and the best advice I have to drive my decision came from talking to professionals in each role.

By asking questions about the role and the company, I found a lot of clarity around which company my values aligned to and which role I could find the most passion, growth opportunities, and development from. I highly recommend reaching out to people in the professions you are choosing from and learn from their experience to see if you want to pursue the same kind of work.
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David’s Answer

The key to answering your question is to do research on all 3 and speak to people involved in them and see if you can get any kind of opportunity to do some kind of visit/internship so you can get some flavor of what people do in that job. Also investigate the requirements in terms of the education you would need to do that job and what kind of job market there is if you complete those requirements. The other part is your gut feel once you know the facts. Whatever you choose to pursue you will probably be doing that job for awhile and you want to be happy getting up each day to do it. While you want to be able to earn a living don't be to caught up with the compensation vs how doing the job will make you feel as far as a contributing member of society.
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Anthony’s Answer

Hello Zemira, I am happy to help answer your question.

If you are deciding between multiple careers, I would recommend doing your research on each. Doing some internet searches to see if you can find interviews with professionals in those industries talking about what their job looks like. Research what amount or level of education will be required for each career. This can be a key piece of information because if you don't love going to school, then something in the medical field may be difficult due to the years of school involved. On the other hand, if a master's degree is required for a certain career, this can help you plan out your next steps.

Another step I would recommend in using LinkedIn to make connections with industry professionals in each field. Take the opportunity to reach out to these individuals and learn more about what they do and what their job entails. Also take the time to learn about the path they took to get to this point in their career. This can be another useful tool when it comes to you having to plan out the next several years of your career.
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