Step 2 - Opportunities

As you move through Step 1 you will have developed some awareness of your skills and abilities, your personality, values and motivations. With this awareness you can explore what types of jobs best suit you.

Using some of the Self –Assessment Tools mentioned in Discover your Career - Step 1 you will have generated a list of occupations – now your task is to find out more about these career areas.You probably want to find out about job Descriptions, necessary qualifications, required degree standard or required subjects (if any), whether further study or experience are needed before entering a career area. This type of occupational research will allow you to explore whether the jobs in which you are interested are what you believe it, do you have the necessary skills, abilities, will you fit into the role and the work environment.

This section will provide information on how to research career areas using useful online resources and making contact with people working in your area of interest.