Career Investigation Report

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					                                               Career Investigation Report

Complete all questions as fully as possible.

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Occupational Goal: _____________________________________________________________________________



You and the Occupation

    1.   How long ago did you decide that you wanted to work in this field? _________________________________

    2.   Why do you think this occupation is suitable/appropriate for you? (Why did you choose it?)

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    3.   What special qualities/strengths/talents do you have that make you suitable for this kind of work?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    4.   Do you have any health problems that would interfere with your ability to do this kind of work?

     Yes      No    If yes, what are they? _________________________________________________________



Occupational Information

    1.   What are the typical duties of somebody in this occupation?

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    2.   Give names of three people that you contacted for information about this occupation (i.e. someone currently
         working in the field; counsellors/program people at an education institution, employers, etc.)

    A) ______________________________________________________________________________________

    B) _______________________________________________________________________________________

    C) _______________________________________________________________________________________

    3.   What did you learn from talking to them? _____________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    4. What did they like the most/least about their work? _____________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    5.   What are the working conditions?

    A) Hours of work (Shifts, weekends, overtime, part-time, full-time, etc.) ________________________________

    B) Place of work (Inside, outside, office, assembly line, etc.) ________________________________________

    C) Mobility (Walking, standing, sitting, driving, etc.) _______________________________________________

    D) Health/safety concerns (Dust, noise, allergies, etc.) ____________________________________________

    6.   What salary can you expect when you start? _________________ After 5 years? ___________________



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Educational Information

    1.   What specific training (Diploma, certificate, journeyman ticket, or degree) is needed to work in this field?
         What is the name of the training program?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    2.   Where is the training available (Which schools)? _______________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    3.   Which school do you plan to attend and why? How long is the training program? ______________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    4.   What pre-requisites (Courses, averages, certificates as stated in the calendar, etc.) are needed to get into
         this program?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    5.   Do you have these pre-requisites?  Yes         No

    If no, what do you still require? ________________________________________________________________

    When and where do you plan to upgrade to acquire the pre-requisites? ________________________________



Employment History

    1.   Name four local companies/employers who hire people who have this training.

    A) _______________________________________________________________________________________

    B) _______________________________________________________________________________________

    C) _______________________________________________________________________________________

    D) _______________________________________________________________________________________

    2. What are the current and future employment opportunities for people entering this field?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Where did you find this information? ____________________________________________________________

    3. Name two related occupations to this career. __________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    4. What opportunities do you see for self-employment in this field? (Freelancing, consulting, starting your own
    business, etc.)

    _________________________________________________________________________________________




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