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Looking for your dream occupation? Browsing for inspiration? Doing some research can help uncover what you need to know before you head down a career path.

Start your research by checking out:

This information is easy to access. It’ll point you toward occupations you might like to explore. It’s a great way to get a better feel for what the work is really like.

Talk with people

People who work in an occupation can tell you a lot about it. They may be the most up-to-date source of information available.

Talking with them and visiting their workplace will help you:

  • Learn how other people got started in the occupation
  • Find out what the work is really like
  • Focus your career plan
  • Identify new possibilities
  • Identify your next steps

Do your homework first

Before you approach someone to help you network, do your homework:

Research the occupation you’re interested in. Find out about the industry your contact works in. Check out the organization your contact works for.

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