Career exploration involves researching different career fields, industries and occupations to learn about the qualifications, salary, necessary training and employment outlook associated with specific areas of interest.
By completing the self-exploration process of career development, you should be more aware of your skills, values, interests and personality. Refer back to this information as you explore career options to help you distinguish what careers will and will not be a good fit for you.
After you have completed written research on career options, it is time to step away from the computer and talk to professionals who actually perform the work on a daily basis. By networking with employers and performing informational interviews you are able to gather more information about what the particular job or work environment is actually like, and if you can see yourself there.