Now that you've sampled one (or several) careers, you should have a better sense of whether your initial choice is still a good fit for you.
Regardless of the outcome, you've gained valuable information through the process of sampling. Because of this experience, you now know how close you are to having identified a satisfying career option. And if you haven't quite found one, you know what you need to do to work towards that goal.
- You may find that your choice was perfect. If so, wonderful. Continue getting experience to increase your marketability upon graduation.
- You may find that your choice needs some tweaking. Perhaps you thought that you wanted to work in a hospital setting, and after volunteering there, you realized that you're still interested in healthcare, but you don't want to work in a hospital. Consider healthcare options outside of the hospital setting and get experience in one of these settings.
- Your choice seems to be a poor fit. If this is the case, then evaluate why your choice is a bad match. Maybe your choice is less interesting than you expected. Perhaps the skills you prefer to use are not the ones needed for this job. Ask yourself what you did and did not like about the job so that you can use this information to evaluate other career options. After determining why this choice didn't work, you can identify the steps in the career decision-making process (e.g., self-awareness, occupational information, etc.) that you need to revisit