If you have taken a career assessment or interest inventory, you were matched with a list of potential career options that someone with your personality traits, interests and abilities might enjoy. The next step in the process is to do your research and explore what your options are and find a career path that will work best for you.
Explore Careers using Focus
Once you have completed the Focus program assessment you can explore various career paths based on your results. This program will help you to understand the basics of different industries and the level of education that will be required to be successful. Think of what is going to be important to you:
- Would I be happy about going to work?
- What course of study is expected or preferred?
- Will I need additional education - a graduate or professional degree?
- What is the average salary?
- What is the future job outlook?
A great way to learn more about a specific career is to talk to someone who already does that job. If you know someone who is in the profession you are interested in, set up a time to talk and learn more about what they do on a daily basis. If you do not know anyone in the career you would like to pursue, the Career Development Center can help you reach out to professionals and assist in developing questions to get the conversation started.
One of the best ways to determine your level of interest in a career is to gain experience in that work setting. You can do this through observation or hands-on experience. Keystone College offers students the opportunity to obtain academic credit for job shadowing and internship experiences. The Career Development Center is here to assist you in locating these valuable opportunities.