Make decisions

Advice and approaches to make the decision-making process a bit smoother

Decision making is a lifelong skill which you need throughout your career journey – and it’s not always easy! Whether you’re choosing whether to do a part-time job, deciding what types of work interest you most, choosing between job offers or making any other career-related decision, sometimes your usual way of deciding things just isn’t working for you.

Don’t be too hard on yourself. You can only make decisions based on what you know at the time – and that’s much better than no decision at all. Breaking the process down makes it clearer how you are thinking and can help you reach decisions with confidence. 

If you are struggling to move forwards because you are torn between too many different options, here are some approaches you can try. If you tend to make decisions the same way but this time you feel really “stuck”, try a different approach.

Here are some approaches to try.