Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing is a highly engaging career exploration tool for job seekers. It is a work-based learning experience in which you follow a host during a typical day (or period of time), observing and asking questions about a particular career. A job shadowing assignment can range from a half day, to a full day, to…

Conducting Field Research

Conduct primary research to learn about the norms, political landscape, and how people in specific careers get onto the path. Conducting Field Research will teach you how to: Gather information about norms, political landscape, pros and cons, and the daily life of someone in that career. Determine true job responsibilities and see how they differ…

Narrowing Options

After some initial thinking about each occupation and some basic Desk Research, you will narrow the options based on personal criteria mentioned earlier (i.e. salary, work environment).  For example, you might develop an initial occupational list that includes the following occupational choices: 1 Advertising Manager 2 Association Executive 3 Education Administrator 4 Lobbyist 5 Public…

It’s Time To Do Some Research!

To conduct secondary research to learn about the skills, expertise, and credentials required for specific careers. The Desk Research process will teach you how to: Gather information about occupations, industry trends, business processes, and economic influencers. Determine job responsibilities and match them against your skills and abilities. Analyze job requirements in the context of the…