Now you need to decide which career path is best for you and create an action plan.
Choose a Career Path
Consider what you learned in your self-assessments. Review the career options you have researched and make decisions by matching what you know about yourself to what the options have to offer.
- List those occupational options of the greatest interest and best match to you.
- Narrow down the list down to three to five most desirable career options.
- Gather detailed information about each choice. Identify factors important to you such as employment outlook, education, salary, working conditions, etc.
- Weigh the pros/cons and risks for each choice.
- Decide which career option is best for you.
Create an Action Plan
Now that you have a career option selected, you can begin creating an action plan to act as a roadmap for your journey. You can complete worksheet three of the My Career Plan Worksheet to help you chart your course.
If you decided to pursue a program at Athabasca University or you are wondering if AU is right for you, visit What you need to know.
- Career Planner: Choosing an occupation
- Multiple Choices: Planning your career for the 21 st century
- Radical Change in the World of Work: The workbook
- The Adult Back to School Planner produced by Alberta Human Resources and Employment. You can download copies or order the publications from the e-CareerShop.
- Career Development Manual produced by The University of Waterloo.:
Government Career and Employment Web Sites
For provincial or territorial career and employment information, please visit the province or territory of your choice:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territory
- Prince Edward Island
Updated February 04 2014 by Student & Academic Services