In this step you search for more information
about the alternatives you are considering. You find
new information you can add to your "Decision Balance
Sheets" -- new facts that support or change the pros
and cons you wrote down.
To illustrate with a career-college major decision, one of Lisa's options was school librarian, and she was leaning toward it as
her choice. She had read about it in two books and thought
she knew quite a bit about it. Even though she felt awkward
asking for an interview, she decided to make the extra
effort to talk to two school librarians. She was glad
she did because she learned a great deal. For example,
she discovered that their jobs were far more stressful
than she had imagined, like managing the behavior of
a class of 25 students in the library. And, at the elementary
school level, librarians were expected to teach and supervise
classes of students for most periods of the day.
Lisa's experience shows how important
it is to actively search for new information, especially
for those career or college major options you favor.