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How do you conduct research on finding out what industry to start a new career in?


John Webb Kingsland, GA

Good morning Everyone,

I wanted to see if I could get some guidance in find which industry would be the best fit for how I woul like to start my new career. Currently finishing up my MBA in Cyber Security, however I have multiple different skill sets and experience that could be utilized as well. Main goals are for great income, work life balance, work remotely. It would be great to narrow down the search to ones that can with stand recessions or economic down turns. Thank you for your time and advice.

4 May 2023 1 reply Career Exploration



Joe Engle Indianapolis, IN

Hello John. I always recommend pursuing a career that you enjoy and have a passion for. That really is the key question. The reason is that you will be spending years with the career, and if it is not enjoyed, they will be hard years! Also, for others but not yourself John, a career might involve a lot of time and money invested in career relevant education. Fortunately, you already have those hurdles completed! I am sure you can many interests that can use your MBA and/or interest in cyber security.

For more specifics, reach out to people on LinkedIn that are doing things that interest you. Many will be glad to give you their perspective and advice. Also, check out job sites like, and the others, and read the job descriptions that interest you.

Thanks for your service, and I hope you enjoy the civilian workforce,

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