At the same time, you need to do some self-assessment to get in touch with your core work values. What is important to you in your 20's will vary from your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Often it is our values that change and that is what motivates us to make adjustments in our careers. A good career counselor will encourage you to take assessments to help you identify your values so you can target your search in an area that is congruent with what is really important to you at this stage of your life. Additional assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Personality Test (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory and other instruments are also helpful to take. A career counselor can guide you through this process.
There are so many new websites and tools out there that it is easy to get overwhelmed and not to know what to do first. Plotting a course and figuring out a good job search strategy is the key! It helps to have some trustworthy first mates with you. However, always remember that YOU are the Captain of your own vessel...but it helps to have support during the journey!