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Career Exploration

The best careers are those with purpose, where you can combine your values, strengths, and skills to impact something you care about. How do you discover your purpose? By exploring — yourself! Identify the things you value and love to do; then, you can find a career to put those values and skills to work.

You can use different strategies to explore your skills and strengths and how you might apply them to a career.

Reflection: Our career journey begins with knowing ourselves. Self-assessment is discovering and prioritizing your motivations, needs, interests, values, and skills. Once you get some insight into yourself, then you have a clear starting point. You only need one for the journey to begin! Need a place to start? Take Career Coach Assessment to learn about yourself and career suggestions based on your interests. Assessments can provide you with personal insights that can be helpful in considering your career and professional development, but they should not be seen as prescriptive or directive.

Research industries online: You can find many job roles across industries. In the Labor Market Insights, you can discover which industries are in demand, have the largest employment, are experiencing declining employment, pay the most, and more. Sharpen your job search or career planning by learning where industry growth and decline are occurring.

Gain Experience: There are various opportunities to explore a job role, industry, or organization. Understanding the day-to-day and experiencing employer culture first-hand is an invaluable way to make more informed decisions.

  1. Complete virtual Experiences
  2. Shadow a professional in the field
  3. Request an informational interview
  4. Apply for a part-time job or internship

A Day in the Life at Turner Construction Company

Lisa is a Project Manager with Turner Construction Company, one of the largest construction management companies in the United States. Working mostly with commercial properties, Lisa is responsible for making sure her team has the tools and resources necessary for …

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The Unusual Career Path of a Patent Attorney

Patent prosecutors are a unique breed of lawyers, with specialized and desirable career paths.

By Julia DiPrete - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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A Day in the Life of a Kindergarten Teacher

Abigail is a Kindergarten Teacher with Orange County Public Schools. Based out of the Orlando area, Abigail is responsible for teaching both academic knowledge and general life skills to children in preparation of moving on to elementary school. Abigail walks …

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Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Resources

Career Coach

Career Coach is a web-based service that helps identify strengths, explore in-demand careers, and find the right program to achieve …

Drift Travel Magazine

Drift Travel Magazine is an online publication that offers readers the latest news on travel destinations around the world

United States Occupational Safety And Health Administration/Nail Salons

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and …

The National Center for Healthy Safe Children

The National Center for Healthy Safe Children offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to …

Candid Career Video Library
Career Assessment

Seeking career assessment, resume builder, elevator pitch, and interview practice?

Members of the BRCC community can access SkillsFirst

Members of …