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.
Notes and Ideas
Notes and Ideas: for example, ask friends if they know a carpenter.
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