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How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you’re not sure (or want to feel more sure), follow these steps!

Take a career quiz

Visit the “Tell us what you like to do” section of to take a free quiz that matches your interests and skills to possible jobs.

Try out different activities

Dive deeper into something that interests you. Take cooking or art lessons. Perform in a community theatre show, join a dance group, or the school choir. Start a blog. Start a dog-walking business. Code a computer program. Start a vegetable garden. Offer to take family photos of neighbors. Be brave and try something!

Job shadow

Reach out to a professional in a career that interests you and ask if you can spend a few hours following them around at work. These videos will show you how it works – and give you some good questions to ask.