How to Choose a Career Path

Posted On: August 18, 2017

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s the question adults ask you frequently as a child. The future is now though. Now is the time to answer that question and settle into a future career that you love. At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of job openings nationwide. Follow our road map to learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

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Learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

How to Choose a Career Path? Self Examine

A good place to start is to look at yourself and find two or three of your strengths you enjoy. These can be your hobbies, communications skills, academic skills, or any other attributes you enjoy. Think about which careers can utilize your strengths and attributes on a daily basis. By using a search engine or asking those around you, such as a school advisor or a counselor, you can discover different career paths.

Consider Trade Schools

If you know you want to be an electrician or work with the automotive industry, then a trade school is an option that you may want to look into. Trade schools offer great opportunities to learn trades that are in high demand and pay extremely well. Trade schools provide you with a specific skill in less time than it takes to obtain a four-year college degree. These skills are generally related to more “hands-on” types of jobs. If you have a more concrete idea of what you want to do, then a trade school might be the best option for you.

Diesel mechanics are a great example of a career that is in high demand, pays well and can be taught at a trade or vocational school. Read the 10 reasons why you should consider diesel mechanic jobs to learn more about this opportunity.

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Diesel mechanics are a great example of a career that is in high demand, pays well and can be taught at a trade or vocational school.

Explore College Options

College is a great place to explore and develop your strengths and gain an understanding of yourself. It is normal for students to pick a major and decide on a profession, only to graduate with a completely different degree. Over the course of four years, you become very independent since you are finally able to make decisions on your own. This newfound independence can influence your career path.

College degrees can help you land software development jobs, technology jobs and logistics careers. Read our guide on the top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry.

Networking Works

Connections are important. You can use the connections you make during trade school or college as assets after you graduate and are looking for a career. Connections can be your colleagues, professors, or internship bosses. Many of these people want to see you succeed and will help you in any way they can. These lifelong networking connections can give you advice when you have questions and offer support while you are going through this journey.

Follow our guides to avoid these six common resume mistakes for new graduates and learn the Career Fair basics.

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Follow our road map to learn how to choose a career path that works for you.

Apply Now

Do you know how to choose a career path now? When you are ready, R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics, technology and in our garages nationwide for positions such as diesel mechanics. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is both challenging and fun. R+L Global Logistics is made up of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions too.

When you are ready for a position in a company that values fun and family, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

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