Find the Right Fit

Choosing a Job that “Fits” Your Unique Journey


Embarking on the journey of choosing a job is much like exploring a vast wardrobe filled with possibilities. Your career is a significant aspect of your life and finding the “right fit” is crucial for long-term satisfaction and success. In this blog post, we’ll delve into key considerations and strategies for selecting a job that aligns with your diverse set of skills, passions, and aspirations. 

Taking Time to Reflect To Know What Is Truly Important 

Just as diverse fashion styles reflect various personalities, consider the richness of your passions and interests. What activities make you lose track of time? What subjects ignite your curiosity? Identifying these aspects helps you understand what truly matters to you in a job, embracing the uniqueness of everyone’s journey. 

Similar to choosing clothes that complement different body shapes and styles, celebrate the diversity of your skills and strengths. What are your natural talents? Which skills do you excel in? Reflecting on your abilities provides valuable insights into the roles where you can thrive and make a meaningful impact, recognizing the strength in diversity. 

Fashion choices are personal, so are your core values. Consider what values are important to you in a work environment and how your long-term priorities align with your career goals. Choosing a job that resonates with your values ensures a fulfilling and meaning-driven career journey, embracing the diversity of perspectives.  

So, how do you get started? Here are some reflection questions recommended by our staff and values sorter tool help you think about what is most important to you. We also have a Brightspace page with a module to help you Reflect on Your Interests, Values and Skills and other career related resources like our Gear Up to Graduate section. Still open to exploring, check out this resource called My Next Move

What are others saying about the importance of reflection? Check out these two articles from Indeed and LinkedIn – Why Self Reflection is Key to Making the Right Choice & 100 Reflection Question for Personal and Professional Growth. 

What are your Job Criteria?

Before you dive into the world of job opportunities, take a moment to identify the criteria that matter most to you. Just as your wardrobe reflects your personal style preferences, consider what elements are non-negotiable for your ideal job. These criteria can serve as your guiding principles as you navigate the diverse landscape of career options. 

Selecting the right job is like choosing an outfit that suits the occasion, and that occasion is your unique lifestyle. Reflect on the lifestyle you envision for yourself. How important is work-life balance to you? What working hours and schedule best suit your preferences? Ensuring that your job aligns with your desired lifestyle acknowledges the diverse ways individuals find balance.  

Here are some helpful resources to help you identify and prioritize job criteria: 

How to Figure Out What You Want to Do 

Finding the Right Career 

Personal Decision Criteria When Considering Possible Jobs 

After identifying your job criteria, you can approach your job search with a clearer understanding of your preferences. Remember, the key to a fulfilling professional life is not merely finding a job but discovering one that harmonizes with all aspects of your life – resonating with who you are and aligning with your distinct journey. By embracing your uniqueness and aligning your criteria with your career choices, you’ll be well on your way to discovering opportunities that perfectly suit you. 

Building Your Industry Community & Staying Informed about Market Trends

Much like embracing diverse fashion trends, staying informed about current and future trends in the job market is crucial. Explore whether the chosen career is in demand or might face potential changes. Being aware of market dynamics helps you make informed decisions and position yourself for long-term success, acknowledging the diversity of career landscapes. 

Take the initiative to join industry forums, attend networking events, and subscribe to relevant publications to actively engage with your professional community. By staying connected and well-informed, you’ll not only navigate the evolving job market more effectively but also foster valuable connections that can contribute to your career growth. 

You’re not alone.


The Career Center is here to support you, even after you’ve graduated. Reach out for personalized career guidance, job search assistance, and resources to ensure your continued success in the ever-evolving professional landscape. Our commitment to your career journey extends beyond graduation, and we are here to help you thrive in your chosen field.

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