Full-Time Catalogue

Centennial College Full-time Calendar 2018-2019

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Step 2 – Research and Exploration

Step 2 – Research and Exploration

Career research and exploration can help you to understand the day-to-day realities of the occupation, know if there is predicted demand in a particular field, understand if the career is a good fit for you, and increase your awareness of opportunities that exist in your area of interest. Even if you know what career you want to pursue, research and exploration can increase your understanding of the field and give you information and contacts that will help you find employment.

Informational interviews

Informational interviews are probably the most useful way to learn more about a particular occupation. They involve sitting down with someone with knowledge of the career you are interested in and asking questions that will help you understand that field.

You can learn a lot from hearing about someone’s experience in a job and their insights into where the field is going. You should try to meet with more than one person in your field of interest, to get a variety of insights and opinions.Additional resources

Interest groups and professional organizations

By joining groups and organizations either in person or online, you have the opportunity to share information and learn from others with a similar interest. Even if the other members in the group don’t work in the field, they may have information that would be helpful to you. It also gives you an opportunity to improve your knowledge, learn about developments in the field and engage in a community within your field of interest.