What is career exploration and why should you care? Well, imagine getting a job and not knowing anything about what to expect. You could end up doing something you really don’t like or don’t have the skills for. But, with some planning, you can make better choices about what jobs are best for you.
Let’s see if you are a whiz when it comes to work!
Test your knowledge of career exploration. Read each statement and select True or False.
Fantastic! Knowing your strengths and challenges will help you find the best job for you.
Bummer! Actually, knowing your strengths and challenges will help you find the best job for you.
Awkward! This is actually false. You can and should try several things before you find the best fit for you. Most people these days do not stay in the same job their whole life. You may change jobs many times and even the type of job you do.
Rockin! You can and should try several things before you find the best fit for you. Most people these days do not stay in the same job their whole life. You may change jobs or even the type of job you do many times.
Oh yeah! Online resources, people in the community, and counselors can all be valuable resources for you.
Yeah, no. There are online resources, people in the community and counselors who can all be valuable resources for you.
Way to go! Continuing your education or other training is an important part of learning about what opportunities exist for you.
This is actually true! Are you someone who does not love school? That’s ok. While in high school, your classes are chosen for you. As an adult, you can choose the types of classes and training to take. You may not even need to be in a classroom! But continuing to learn will help you with your goals.
Too bad! You can get a lot of information by talking to people about their jobs.
Nailed it! Talking to people about their jobs is one of the best ways to get information.