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Welcome to CareerExploration.com, the career research library for students, recent graduates, adults, and career changers. CareerExploration.com lists information about career areas, the academic majors associated with them, and career tests, with links to learn more about them - including professional and trade associations, government resources, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. Browse to explore possible career areas, or use the search feature to go to a specific career. Public and free to use for everyone!
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Exploring your career options helps you to answer questions like – What do I want to do in my working life? Where do I start? What do I need to do to get where I want to be?
Career Exploration activities include -
- Learning more about your individual interests, abilities, personality, and other traits through tests, assessments and worksheets.
- Understanding your personal values - what's important to you about how, where and why you do the work you do.
- Identifying the work fields, jobs, college majors, and graduate school programs that you to want to know more about.
- Understanding how societal and technological trends could influence opportunities or requirements for a particular career in the future.
- Determining the type and amount of education you need, and how it will help you in your career.
- Becoming skilled at locating, evaluating, and using the career resources available to you.
- Connecting and networking with real people who currently work in your field of interest, and want to tell you more about what it's like to do what they do, and help you prepare to start.
- Trying out possible careers through volunteering, internships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, Summer Programs, attending career events, entry level jobs, and taking courses.
- Building your self-confidence by making a short-term and long-term plan, figuring out where to start, and taking action!