Most of us are familiar with a limited number of occupations. It is important to take the time to research occupations to find out what they are really like.
- Use print and internet resources, such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This resource describes occupations including duties, requirements, job outlook, salary and much more.
- Take a peek at what you may be doing when you’re on the job by browsing CareerOneStop's video collection. You can learn more about careers, industries, work options and education levels.
- An Informational Interview is another way to discover which careers are a fit for you. This is not a job interview; it is an opportunity for you to gather information about the job and workplace environment of a professional who holds a position in which you have an interest. It helps you gain insight into the work and workplace culture, so you can decide if that career is a good option for you. Follow the link to Information Interview guidance from Career Services.
- Visit Career Services for additional resources or to meet with a career advisor.