How to Choose a Career Path, Not Just a Job

September 19, 2014 10:01 PM

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How to Choose a Career Path, Not Just a Job

The reality for most of us is that we will change jobs at least three to five times during our professional life. So when we set out on a job hunt, start off by making a list of your financial and lifestyle objectives. Then match your ambition (what you like and want to do) with the jobs that will be most fulfilling, but that will also allow you to learn the skills you need to climb vertically.

First and foremost, make sure the jobs you pick work toward your long-term needs. Jobs at big companies are usually more rigid and clearly defined. This makes it easier for the company to compare your performance to that of many others. Small companies tend to be less stable and less structured, and...

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