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Researching Your Career

Choosing the right career path isn't that difficult. It requires good strategy plus some careful research. Think of it like buying a product instead of making a "life decision." If you do that you might:

 Step 1 find out about yourself 

Begin by thinking about yourself--know what you want

  • What you like to do?
  • What are my interests?
  • What do I enjoy doing?
  • What do I do for leisure?


  • What your values are?
  • What kind of things are important to me?
  • What are you good at?
  • What skills do I have?
  • What you are like?


  • What traits do I have?
  • What are my general personal tendencies?
  • How would I describe myself in overall terms?


 Step 2 Explore different careers 

Career Exploration--shopping around

  • How many types of careers are out there
  • How are they connected?
  • How are they going to change?
  • What are the characteristics of these careers?
  • What do people say about them?
  • Are there pros and cons?

Seeking out these Careers--find your product

  • Where do I find them?
  • Get information from a variety of sources.
  • How else do I find them?

Ask a career counsellor about your choices.

Ask friends/family their ideas.

Talk to people who are in the occupations you are interested in.