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.
The following will be helpful in assisting you with 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
- Job Accommodations
- State of Illinois job title and class specifications
- United States Federal Government: Exploring careers with the federal government
- Career Profiles