Career Paths

Career Paths

Generating Ideas For Your New Career

Some people know what kind of career they want early in life, but career seekers can also draw a blank when it comes to generating great career ideas.

There are many numbers of ways to come up with ideas to find out what career will make you happy. And one advice is that, if you go through the process alone, you might miss having insights about yourself from outside sources.

This list can serve as a good starting point for career seekers to research and discover the right one. So, if you're not sure which direction your career should go in, or if you're thinking about making a change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, we’ve got some tips for you:


  1. Make a list of things you enjoy doing, what excites and energizes you. Make a list (even the silly things). The longer the list the better. If you have an idea-generating technique that works for you, use it.
  2. Ask a few trusted people who knows you well and who you trust, to be honest with you to create similar lists of things they think you enjoy, or are good at. Maybe you like multiple areas, and it would be a great time to think about your personality and skills.
  3. You can also make a career test and compare the results to your list. There are a number of free career assessments tests available online.
  4. Narrow your list down to the ideas that are similar to the recommendations found in your career assessment results. Hopefully can narrow your list down to five or so solid career ideas.
  5. Try an internship. If you have flexibility when it comes to salary, it could be a great opportunity to test out an industry and a good chance to find out if it’s the wrong one too. Meanwhile, build your network and get some advices from experts.
  6. Create a career plan, map when you want to go, concrete milestone.


Now that you have generated some great career ideas, take your time and research. The more you know about each career, the better chance you will get into the career of your dreams. Check the availability of jobs in your local area or areas which you would be willing to relocate to.