Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Career Exploration Once your child has chosen a career area to consider, help your child learn about the careers in that field. Research careers of interest Numerous resources are available to help students learn about careers. One of the best resources for career information is the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Information from this book is available online at www.bls.gov/ooh. Talk to people Encourage your child to talk to friends and relatives about their careers. Also encourage your child to talk to people who know something about the career(s) your child is considering. Counselors and teachers are a good place to start. If possible, arrange for your child to job shadow someone for a day. Get some related experience The best way for your child to learn about a career is to do one or more of the following:  take a related course in school  get involved in related activities at school or through your local community center  volunteer or get a part-time job in a related field