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May 12, 2023

How do you make decisions about your career?

Are you a rational thinker that spends hours researching organisations and opportunities, writing lists of pros and cons and analysing opportunities in forensic detail?

Or do you trust your intuition and go with your gut?

I believe that when it comes to making decisions about our career (or anything for that matter) then we need to use a combination of rational thinking and intuition.

I find that lots of my clients spend so much time going through the rational decision making process that they can get stuck in their head and don’t trust that they are able to come up with the right answers for themselves.

I can relate to this. I worked with a mentor about a decade ago who used to tell me that I need to stop overanalysing things and to tune into my intuition.

She used to drive me crazy (in the nicest possible way!) because while I agreed with her, I had no idea how to tune in to my intuition.

I've done a lot of work over the years to get better at listening to my inner voice and trusting what it has to tell me.

Now when I have a decision to make about my career I do still go through that rational decision making process but I always, always, always check in with what I believe to be the right answer before committing to anything. 

In this episode of The Career Confidence podcast I share:

  • What is intuition and how you can use it to make career decisions
  • Why so many people struggle to tune in to your intuition
  • Tips to help you learn how to listen to your intution

I hope that you listen and enjoy the episode and try some of the techniques for yourself.  

I'd love to hear how you get on and also the impact using your intuition has on your career decisions. Drop me an email at and let me know. 

About Nicola Semple

I help people to build their career confidence and achieve their career goals.

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