But the reality is that career paths, on average, dont resemble a ladder. Judith Sills, Ph.D., Psychology Today, believes that careers actually can look like S-curves, hairpin turns, and long, flat stretches too. She believes that its not what the path actually looks like in the end, but rather, smart steering and taking time to check out the scenery. If you are looking for a new career or change of pace, try this free career quiz. Important advice to students and grads entering the workforce today.