Friday, January 10, 2014

A different approach to learning about a career

The career decision process can be a daunting one, but there are ways to help you figure out which type of career will best suit you. Some ways to learn about the work environment of a particular career is to discuss the day of duties in that job. For example, information interviews are a great way to meet with a professional working in the field you too are interested in. Having the opportunity to ask a professional questions and tips about how they got to where they are, and the type of tasks they are involved with in a day, is an excellent way to get real world knowledge about a career.

Observing is another highly recommended method that will allow you to observe and experience firsthand what goes on in the workplace of a career you are interested in. A good way to do so is to volunteer or intern at a company or organization. Not only will you be learning if you are a good fit for the job, but you will also gain valuable work related experience that could open new doors in the future. Career Services has some great resources to show you where to start your volunteer or internship search; or visit Career Zone and Career Services’ website for online resources.

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