Using a choice-based exercise when making career decisions: Opinion

November 25, 2020
Those facing major career changes should try a choice-based exercise to help gain perspective on their options, writes Rebekah Layton. The author describes how when individuals are faced with two seemingly opposing options, imagining a third option can illuminate what is attractive about the first or second choices or show that a different path is best. Layton gives three examples of how those faced with major changes can use this approach to find a career path that works for them. “When in doubt, immerse yourself in imagining your future,” writes Layton. “Explore the possibilities ahead and gain some understanding of what each future would be like. Take the time to envision yourself going through each door (or window).” Inside Higher Ed (International)