Kentucky Adults - Stay with it - Explore your interests to keep you on your path to your college degree

Your interests today say a lot about what career you might have tomorrow. Match the activities you like with jobs you may like. Follow these steps - and be sure to discuss them with your advisor and loved ones:

Step 1 - What interests you?

Make a list of your skills and interests. Think hard about what you enjoy and what you are good at.

Step 2 - Connect the dots

Find out more about the kinds of the jobs that interest you, along with their educational requirements, salary, working conditions, future outlook, and anything else that can help you decide what’s best.

Step 3 - Make a match

Make a second list of possible jobs you would like to have and compare it with your skills and interests. The job matching your skills and interests the closest may be the career for you.

Step 4 - Set your goal

Choose your career goal. Once you've decided what occupation matches up best with you, you can begin developing a plan to reach your career goal.

Step 5 - Make a plan

Develop a career plan. Think about what you want to do and find out more about the kind of training, education, and skills you will need to achieve your career goal.

Step 6 - Do Your homework

Start looking at schools that offer a college degree or training program that best meets your career goal and financial needs.

Step 7 - Find some cash

Find out about financial aid to help support you in obtaining your career goal.

Step 8 - Research the market

Learn job-hunting tips as you prepare to graduate or move into the job market.

Step 9 - Get ready

Prepare your resume and practice interviewing techniques.

Step 10 - Get out!

Go to your campus career center or local library for information and help on career planning.


Learn more about Making a sample career plan.