STEP 2: Explore

Explore IN Person

Step 2: Explore

A multitude of career options and pathways can lead you to a successful future. It is important to begin early with exploring careers and the life skills needed, how they match your interests, life goals, and the education that will help you attain the vision you have to Find Your Inspiration!

Once you have a career interest, explore if it is the right fit for you by...

  • Researching the career through your school's career software
  • Visiting a company to tour or job shadow someone already working in the field

Consider the following items to determine if the career is a fit for your future...

  • Are job opportunities for the career increasing or decreasing and in what cities the career is available?
  • Is the work environment a match for your personality? (individual or team environment, hands on projects vs office space, other)
  • Identify the type of education required after high school
  • Is the career a fit for your future lifestyle desires? (salary, work hours & flexibility, family desires, hobbies, other)
  • Does the career match your strengths and interests? (teamwork, communication, problem solving, other)

Your interests and strengths may change. If the career is not a fit, that's okay, revisit Step 1 - Know to see if a new interest rises to the top.

Check out Career Exploration Opportunities in person at local businesses...

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