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Most of us make routine decisions quickly, but complex decisions do not come as easily. Consider the trade-offs and short or long term effects of a potential decision.
Following on-screen prompts, write down words that best describe your decision-making approach. Understanding your style can help you choose the best approach to career decisions.
Gain confidence in decision-making by evaluating alternatives. Make confident choices by using a positive decision-making strategy--the rational/linear model.
Intuitive decision-makers look for the direction that feels right. What seems like a "hunch" may be accumulated insight.
Personal values, risk, and objectivity influence the decision-making process.
Evaluate criticism before deciding to accept or discard it altogether. A career counselor, teacher, minister, or mentor can be helpful when we are uncertain of a decision.
Decisions move things forward. Take action to make your decision successful and it will turn into a "good" decision.
Write down your last major decision and note what factors influenced that decision. Understanding those factors can help decrease some decision-making anxiety.
List and prioritize some working conditions as shown on the screen. Rate three of your career options based on the priorities you have identified.
Successful career planning requires making decisions about what we want to accomplish. Decision-making strategies are tools that help us reach our goals.
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