Decision Making…Does it come from the head or the heart?

by Oct 27, 20203Plus, 3Plus online e-Gazine for professional women, Career, Job search

Is it time for a job or career change?


Decision making is a scary process, do you listen to your heart or head?


A career change is difficult. What if there was a way to make the decision making process easier? It’s a blend of using your head and your heart!


Decision Making


You’ve probably faced some difficult choices in your life. And for every difficult decision you’ve made, how did you feel once it was over?  Relieved?

The process you used to make other decisions may or may not work when making a job change or career change.

This decision scares people a lot! It’s a pretty big deal.

Personally, I struggled with making a job change. I needed a framework to help me clearly differentiate my emotions from my logical thinking. I also found listening to other people’s views was extremely beneficial to my reaching a decision.

There is not such thing as a bad choice!

Any choice you make is better than not making one or feeling one was forced on you. No matter what you decide, you can make the most of any situation.

So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed making a choice, decision, or taking a stand…consider using a decision-making matrix.  It might look something like this:

Decision Making Matrix for Job Options

decision making matrix

How It Works?

Just in case it isn’t obvious.

Step One: List the criteria that is important to you when making a choice.

Step Two: Across the top list the different options you are faced with or considering

Step Three: Rate each option against the criteria (Use 1-5 where a 1 is a poor match and 5 is great match)

Step Four: Tally the numbers

Step Five: The highest number seems to best meet your criteria

I think decisions come from the head and the heart, perhaps even the gut.

At the end of the day, you just want to feel good about the conclusion you reached.  So why not put a little of your head and your heart into it.


Before considering a career change, check out the 3Plus Career Audit with competence testing and full report.

Hannah Morgan Contributor
Hanah Morgan is a Job Search Strategist | Social Media Enthusiast | Personal Branding | Online Visibility expert. Author, entrepreneur, speaker.
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