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What do you want to do when you grow up?

Some people know at a very young age exactly what they want to do with their lives.  For others, it can take well into adulthood  for them to choose and pursue their ideal career.   It is never too early to start thinking about possible career choices. 

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There are many useful and fun resources available for exploring the world of work.  A good starting point  is  this wikiHow article:   How to Find Your Dream Career.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh subscribes to Career Crusing, a comprehensive career database.  You can search the database at the library or at home.  Remote access does require a valid library card, so have your card handy while using it at home.  A complete list of library databases is available on the web site @ Articles, Databases & More.

 Another useful resource is the Pennsylvania Career GuideThe PDF version of this publication is broken into 3 parts. First, take the interests quiz in Part 1 (Get To Know Yourself, p. 6). Then use your interests code to find suggested careers in Part 2 (Occupational Data Bank, pp. 18-51).

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a classic reference tool published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  You can find current information about hundreds of jobs.   

A few book recommendations:

The Career Clinic:  8 Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love by Maureen Anderson. 

120 Jobs That Won’t Chain You to Your Desk:  Finding Your Dream Career Outside an Office.

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~Marian

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