Believe it or not, this is a good type of fear to have – the fear of not knowing motivates us to find out and ‘be in the know.’ All educational institutions, elementary and secondary schools, as well as universities and colleges, have career and guidance educators who are available to help you figure out your long-term education and career plans. So, the first step is to make use of their services and utilize them regularly over the course of your education career to ensure you are on the right track.

Second, make use of online vocational surveys that are designed to link your personality traits with potential career paths. These are quick and easy to use and you can find a few here: www.OSCA.ca (click on Student-Self Assessment). Third, there are several online resources which offer detailed studies on careers, job market, average salary and job lifestyle. Here are a few resources to explore: www.KLIQ.ca, www.MyBlueprint.ca, www.CareerCruising.ca (Login-Peel Password-29100). Whether you are still in high school, just starting your post-secondary education, or are in the middle of it, it is never too early nor too late to engage in career exploration.