Career exploration can be very exciting but overwhelming due to the number of options available. It may be helpful to think in terms of determining a career path encompassing a variety of occupations.
Discovering all the careers that match your work interest, skills, personality, and values is what the Option to Explore Stage of GOALS is all about. Completing this step will ensure you have sound and valid information about the many careers you may be interested in.
Exploring Career Paths
- Completing the Career Analysis Worksheet can help you understand your options
- Meeting with a Career Counselor
- Using the Career Pathfinder CDC web-based program
- Reviewing the Career and Major Match on Focus our online career planning system
Tools for Career Exploration
- Selecting Clusters of Interest Worksheet (Word)
- Identifying Potential Occupations Worksheet (Word)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- O*NET Center
- Career One Stop
- Career One Stop Videos by industry, skills, and more