The number and types of jobs available in any field.
Paid or non-paid position that provides direct work experience and exposure to aspects of a career.
Steps you take to get from where you are now to where you want to be.
An ability, natural talent, or a potential for learning a certain skill.
Occupational Outlook Handbook OOH
A reference book that gives detailed information on educational requirements, salaries, working conditions, and job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
A goal stated in exact terms and with some detail.
Your ambitions for the way you hope to live your life.
A database with information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.
Beliefs that are important to you and help determine how you live your life.
A goal that you have a reasonable chance of attaining.
A category of jobs that involves similar interests and skills.
Six Lifestyle Elements
Friends, family, career, personal choices, spiritual well-being, and leisure activities.
When you make a survey of your values, interests, skills, and aptitudes, personality, preferred work environment and relationship preferences.
Learning about a particular career by talking to someone who works in that career.
An important element to consider when asking yourself if a career is right for you and your money needs.
Personal plan of action
Writing down your long-range, medium-range and short-range goals.