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IT Career Coach,
I am a recent Computer Engineering Graduate and I feel so confused on what path I need to take.
I have some desktop support experiences (internships), and I also have some programming experiences from school, but I\'m not really proficient with any programming languages.
I would like to work on some IT positions and/or development positions, but I do also would like to go into computer design/engineering of some sort.
Since, I only have real world experiences in desktop support, I\'ve been applying for jobs in that field and I figured once I do get a job then, I can work on my programming skills to make myself more marketable in the future.
Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated.

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Question: How Do I Find The Right Or Ideal Career Path?
Answer: Finding the right career path is a bit of a trial and error process, so don\'t freak out because many people do not know for certain, what their best career paths are ... they identify it over a period of time.
#1: Right now, your main goal should be to get your foot in through the door. That means, that you need to get a job in desktop support or in any Information Technology (IT) department ... just get any job that you can okay?
#2: Start paying attention to your strengths: strengths are things that you do well or that you like doing. They are your hobbies, interests or even things that others say that you perform very well.
#3: Once you have an idea of what your strengths are, start doing more of it and less of other things. For example, if you get a job as a desktop support engineer and people start commenting that you seem to work well with the DBA ... pay more attention to DBA type tasks and ask your boss for more of that type of opportunity.
#4: When you get home (after work), get your hands dirty by learning everything that you can about computer engineering or computer design. As you learn about the field, pay attention to how much you like studying about it. What sometimes happens is that even though we think that we like something, we may end up having a different opinion of it when we start doing it.
So, you don\'t want to assume that you will really like computer design / engineering: get your hands dirty and see if you really like it.
If you like it, then learn everything that can about it ... if you don\'t like it, then move on to something else.