Like any major decision, selecting a career involves a lot of fact finding. Fortunately, some of the best informational resources are easily accessible.

  1. You should assess career guidance materials carefully.
  2. Information that seems out of date or glamorizes an occupation—overstates its earnings or exaggerates the demand for workers, for example—should be evaluated with skepticism.
  3. Gathering as much information as possible will help you make a more informed decision.
  4. One sources is people you know
  5. Another source is local libraries
  6. Yet another source is professional societies
  7. You can look to trade groups as well.
  8. Another group is tabor unions.
  9. Employer web sites will often offer information
  10. As will many postsecondary institutions
  11. And finally, guidance and career counselors.