Career exploration starts with identifying your skills, interests, and values that you want satisfied by your career. With this knowledge, you are able to generate useful information about yourself and possible career paths. After researching occupations and developing a career plan, you will gain confidence that will lead you forward and land you a meaningful career.
Career Exploration Resources
- O*NET Online and Occupational Outlook Handbook – From the U.S. Dept. of Labor, providing comprehensive information about careers and the labor market.
- Myplan.com – Helps you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.
- Informational Interviewing & Job Shadowing – Informational Interviews & Job Shadows are opportunities to speak with and observe people in occupations you are considering. These practices give you the chance to ask question and imagine yourself in the role.
- Events and Workshops – Helps you to learn about various careers and industries.