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Are you a high school student thinking about the next steps in your life? Are you thinking about making a change from your current job? Or do you want to advance from your current position? Career planning can help you explore your options and step you through the decisions you need to make to be successful. Career planning is a lifelong journey guided by the choices you make in both your work and personal life.

Follow the five steps in the career planning tool below to guide you along your journey!



The first step is to assess yourself. There are several self-assessment tools available that help you identify careers that are suited to you.

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Explore your career options. Career exploration is different from a job search, because you are looking for a type of work and not a specific job. There are several ways to explore potential careers.

  • Narrow down career options by selecting a Career Cluster.
  • Explore careers in demand with Top Career Prospects in New Hampshire.
  • Prefer the big picture? Explore the entire Career Planning Guide. This table contains career information for all 700+ occupations in New Hampshire.
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Different Training Options lead to different careers. There are multiple ways you can prepare to reach your career destination. Below are some of the different types of training.

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As with any other plans in life, your career plan can be mapped with goals to keep the journey underway. Take time to review your decisions and identify the goals you want to achieve. Break major goals down into smaller daily or weekly goals with specific tasks, such as writing a resume, attending a job fair, or applying for a job.

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No matter what choices you make, you can always change your mind. Pick a specific timeframe to re-evaluate your career plans and Review Your Progress.


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New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
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