What are my options?
Your work options are workplaces, careers, and educational/training programs. We often think that where we work is up to the employer, but the truth is, you also have decisions to make. When you are Choosing Work, research your options so you can make a decision. If you are looking to start working on this on your own, here are some steps that you can take.
- Identify any must-haves you want to consider, such as location, hours, type of work, issue-related (like disability-oriented, LGBT, peer-run, political, etc.), near the bus line, etc. (Cohen, et al., 1991).
Do some research. So much information is available online these days. You can find out not only what employers are out there, but what their mission is, what they do/ offer, and much more. Below are some online options for finding out about job options and career options. Don’t discount the power of talking with people in your network. Talking to people who have had different kinds of jobs, or who have worked for employers that look interesting to you can be very informative.Another option is to visit businesses or organizations. You can ask for an informational interview. Talking to people who have had different kinds of jobs, or who have worked for employers that look interesting to you can be very informative.