Learn More about the Jobs that Interest Me
You want to make an informed decision. You want answers
to questions like these:
What is this job like? What will my co-workers be like?
What will the job demand of me? How much will it pay? What
kind of training is needed?
Here are the ten best ways to find answers:
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people in the work you are considering. Most people
are happy to talk about their work. This is called Information
Interviewing, and you want to learn how to
- Click on those jobs you identify when taking the Career
Key test. You will learn a great deal about each one in the Working in Canada website.
are several other parts of the Working in Canada website that
you will want to explore for more information about training and education that you can link to directly from a particular job you identify when taking the Career Key test. In addition, visit CanLearn for its extensive resource of education, training, and financial aid programs.
to local agencies for provincial and local information. Also see our Sources of Help on the Internet.
to the Library. It has excellent sources. Ask
the librarian for help.
- Volunteer to do work in your area of interest. Most
communities have volunteer action centres that will
Shadow." Follow and observe a person as he or
she works. This a valuable way to learn about an
in internship or cooperative education programs.
on a part-time or temporary job in your area
the Internet. To get started, go to Sources
of help on the Internet.