Step 3: Make a decision

When you know what path you want to pursue in your professional life and when you have discovered potential career altarnatives, it is time to make a decision.

A decision does not have to concern the rest of your life, instead, a decision could be about your choice of minor subject or which internship position that would be the most beneficial in terms of the future career you aim for.

Begin with:

  • Reflecting over the resources you already have. You can, for example, ask yourself which your personal traits are, which contacts you have, and which competences you possess.
  • When you know what you already have, you can more easily analyze what it is that you need or still have to work on.

The goal with making decisions is to create a plan of action in order to fill the gap between where you are now and where you wish to be. If setting goals feels difficult, you can use the SMART -criteria to help you along. A goal should be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound

The following exercises can be of use when making decisions:

Making decisions (behind login):

The CASVE model for making decisions:


Attend and receive support in your decision-making

To help you with your decision-making, Career Services offer you the following services: