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Researching means investigating career options, finding a SAQA accredited training provider, applying for a suitable job and working in an environment thatís right for you. The internet can be a good way to research information about any career move.
Volunteering and Job Shadowing offers us the opportunity to get the feel of a career as you experience your dream job.
When you Volunteer you offer your services without payment in return for obtaining some experience and networking with individuals in the field. It will also make you feel content that you have assisted those in need. Visit the following the Volunteer link for further information.
Make a decisionMaking decisions about your career does not have to be difficult. You should know what you enjoy doing and what careers appeal to you. Try a Career Quiz if you need some clarity. Once you have researched your career fields and identified your capabilities use the following steps to guide you in making an informed decision.
Guides to Decision Making
- Identify challenges.
- Identify alternatives
- Know yourself Ė strengths and weaknesses, knowledge, values, skills and abilities and interests.
- Gather information about options
- Evaluate the pros, cons and risks of each option.
- Choose the best option for you.
- Develop a plan of action.
- Implement your plan.
Plan and act
Now that you have made your decision you need to clarify your goals. Establish a time frame for your goals and they can be divided into:
- Short term goals
- Medium term goals
- Long term goals
These are some of the questions which may help direct your planning:
- When should I begin?
- Where/ how should I start?
- Who will help me?
- How will this benefit me?
Career testPlease visit the following link Career Quiz for more information.
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