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Make a career decision

You've done the research, now it's time to take a look at your options and make a decision about your future. Find out who and what you need to consider when making a career decision.

How to make a career decision
Making decisions about your career doesn’t always have to be complicated. If you have spent time getting to know yourself and researching different opportunities, you should be able to make a sound decision.
Things to consider when making a career decision
How will a new job or a change in career affect your life outside work, and the people around you? You'll need to consider these aspects before you make any career decision, because they may affect what you'll be able to do.
Your portfolio career
A portfolio career involves making a living by combining a range of marketable skills and interests. Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of working this way.
Find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and the steps to take when setting up a business.
Plan and act
Now that you have a firm idea about what you want to do, it's time to plan how you will get there.
How literacy and numeracy skills affect job chances
The ability to read and write, and understand information, can affect your job chances. If you have low literacy and numeracy, you can get help and improve your future prospects.
Further reading about career decision making
Websites, articles and books you may find useful when making a career decision, or when helping others to reach decisions.