✓ Get your hands dirty! If you’re interested in a field, but don’t know much about it, get hands-on experience by volunteering or shadowing someone who works in the industry.
✓ Self-motivate.Some of your reasons for pursuing a career should come from within -- for example, personal interests. External motivation from family or friends is normal, but shouldn’t be your only reason.
✓ Go slow & steady. Don’t rush through any part of your career planning. This is a big decision, so explore, reflect, and take your time!
✓ Check your expectations. Most people do not start working in their dream job right away. You might need to move, take a lower-paying job, and work your way up.
✓ Branch out! When doing labour market research, don’t limit yourself to one career area. College provides you with a transferable skill set that will make you a strong candidate for lots of different jobs.
✓ Read up. When researching a program, check out an online program description for information on success factors and career possibilities.
✓ Reach out. If you’re still struggling to pick a program, set up an appointment to chat with a counsellor at your college.