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Exploration stage

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Exploration stage is when the individual begins to investigate the careers that are of interest to them by “trying things out” through classes, work experience, and/or hobbies, and generally happen around age 15-20. They learn the skills that are required and develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter career fields that appeal to them.


Project Aspiro, “The Career Development Process.” Online: (Retrieved on August 14, 2014)

Shepard, Blythe C. and Priya S. Mani, “Career Development for Students.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.355.

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