Career exploration and decision-making is a cyclical and ongoing process as well as an investment in yourself.
The resources provided in the Career Exploration section of the website can be used to gather perspective and empower yourself to make more informed career and education decisions – now and throughout your professional journey.
Career Exploration Overview
When making important life decisions, it is strategic to gather information from multiple resources and weigh that information against our understanding, experience, sense of who we are, and what we believe is possible at a given point in time. As we evolve and the world changes around us, it is natural for us to reassess what we want/need, what is possible, and how to get there from “here”. This is a cyclical, developmental, and utterly human process. Whether you are just entering the work world or a seasoned professional, exploring professional opportunities and developing skills/knowledge to advance on your career path is common ground.
To get extra career planning and exploration support consider registering for the following 1-credit courses at Greenfield Community College:
- Career Exploration & Planning – HUD 135 for students who are new to career exploration
- Career Planning & Job Search Skills – BUS 102 for students completing their time at GCC
Additional Career Exploration Processes & Resources
- Reality Checking – Do current qualifications and financial/life-style goals match career aspirations?
- Marketable Skills – Which skills can you market or need to obtain?
- Occupational Research – What do occupations involve and which is the best fit for you?
- Labor Market Information Research (LMI) – How can work-related data and analysis inform career choices?
- Experiential Research – What hands-on and real-world experiences will reveal which jobs are the best “fit”?
- Education Research – What education options will inform and help you achieve your career/life goals?