The Fantasy, The Ideal, and The Reality of Career Exploration

There's no magic sorting hat when it comes to finding your career. Career exploration takes time and the path is seldom straight.

You might have a *fantasy* about getting to your dream career or have an *idealized* notion of what the process of career exploration looks like. The *reality* is that career exploration is often a messy and iterative process; it’s also hard work! This video gives us an overview of what career exploration actually looks like.

This video from the University of California at San Francisco shows an example of the path one person may take while trying to find a long-term career based on interests, experience, and trends. For more information visit their website at