Guide to Making Tough Career Decisions

What might a good career decision process look like? According to the career coaches at 80,000 hours, a common approach is to make a pros and cons list, but they assert that we can do a lot better. “Pro and con lists make it easy to put too much weight on an unimportant factor. More importantly, they don’t encourage you to make use of the most powerful decision-making methods discovered in the literature.”

In this article, the authors present a step-by-step process for making your next career decision, drawing on their impression of the most useful discoveries in decision-making research and our experience with career advising.

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By Sarah Stockwell, MA
Sarah Stockwell, MA Associate Director of Career Services