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Orientation

engaging

understanding

Exploring
   Overview
Making Choices
1 Review interests
2 Review abilities
3 Investigate educational requirements
4 Identify potential occupations
5 Expand then narrow your options
What's Next?


Evaluating

acting

reflecting


CDMT - USE THE TOOL
Exploring

Making Choices

5. expand then narrow your options
After you've identified a number of potential occupations and are sure that these are all that you wish to consider, you need to focus your energies on those that are of greatest interest to you. To do that, you may want to:

  • Talk to people you admire and respect about your selections. Tell your parents and family about your selections and provide them with information about required education. (Parents' Page)
  • Get more information on these occupations. 
  • Check out similar occupations. 
  • Visit work sites where these occupations are present. 
  • Talk to persons working in these occupations.
  • Seek out "job shadowing" opportunities.
Try to get your list of potential occupations down to 10 or fewer. Remember these occupations may be in different career clusters or pathways.

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