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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:

  • Websites
  • Magazines
  • Blogs
  • News sources
  • Books
  • Videos
  • TV programs

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.

This personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is being collected and retained on the system to facilitate your personal career planning process and to make it available for your ongoing use. You may choose to share this information with a Career Advisor to support the provision of career planning services. Please contact alis at alis.info@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-1794 if you have any questions regarding the collection or use of the information you submit.

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