Interest InventoriesPersonality InventoriesSkills AssessmentsValue Inventories
1: Search career databases2: Explore career websites3: Find books on careers4: Find e-books on careers5: Employment Trends6: Informational Interviewing & Volunteering
Career Decision MakingInformational Interviewing & VolunteeringWise Choice
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Career Exploration Research Guide  

Explore, research, and decide your career options.
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Career Services @ PVCC

PVCC Career Services

For those undecided about their future careers or for those interested in learning more about their career development and decision making, career counselors offer individual self-assessment inventories to match interests and personality with appropriate careers, and career development courses in career planning. Please call (602) 787-6540 for more information or to schedule an appointment with a counselor; one-hour appointments are available for career assessments, investigating careers, and making career decisions. You are also cordially invited to drop by Counseling, which is located on the west side in the Kranitz Student Center (KSC).


Overview of Career Resources (from PVCC Counseling Dept.)


Individual Courses

PVCC offers several for-credit Counseling and Professional Development courses designed to assist students in exploring career pathways:

* Learn how to chose a satisfying major and career!

* Learn how to manage your stress or anger!

* Learn how to set goals, improve your study skills, and increase your success in college!

* Learn how to develop personally!



How To Use This Guide

The career planning process involves the following steps. They are meant to be completed in sequence for best results:

                                                                Career Development Process

Step 1: Self Assessment. Find out who you are--your strengths, interests, and values.  Then map this information to those "top 10/20" careers and occupations providing the most overlap.

Step 2: Explore Career Options.  Use Library and Internet resources to learn about your "top 10/20", how they compare against trends in the field, the educational requirements, salary expectations, and other key information.

Step 3: Decision Making.  Using one of our suggested decision-making tools, identify from those "top 10/20" the 3-5 career options that you are most interested in.  Then learn techniques for even deeper research into these areas including educational pathways.  You will emerge with a Plan of Action to turn your career vision into a reality!

Step 4:  Job Search & Development. Now that you've isolated your top career interests, use these resources to identify available jobs in your selected field(s) and the interviewing and resume writing skills needed to get hired.

If you want to explore further, look at the resources available on the Additional Resources, Career Exploration Activites, and Fast Facts tabs.  And remember, PVCC Counseling Services can help!


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Lili Kang
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Office: Library - E172
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Jim Rubin

PVCC Library Help

If you need help using any of the Library resources please contact:

Kande Mickelsen

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PVC Library
E-Building, Office E115
(602) 787-6691
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The Career Explorations LibGuide is brought to you by Sheila Afnan-Manns and Jonathan Barber in collaboration with Counseling Faculty Jim Rubin, Marianne Auten and Fred Wieck.


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