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
Interviewing ResourcesJob WebsitesNetworkingResume Resources
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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 careers or for those interested in learning more about career development and decision making, career counselors offer self-assessments to match interests and personality with appropriate careers, and courses in career planning. Please call (602) 787-6540 for more information or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor. One-hour appointments are available. You are also invited to drop by Counseling, which is located on the west side of the Kranitz Student Center (KSC) building.


Overview of Career Resources (from PVCC Counseling Dept.)


Individual Courses

PVCC offers for-credit Counseling and Personal Development classes 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 or 20 careers and occupations providing the most overlap with your strengths, interests, and values.

Step 2: Exploration of Career Options. Use library and Internet resources to learn about your "top 10/20." For each, what is the outlook for employment (shortage or glut of people) in the field? What are the educational requirements? What salary can you expect?

Step 3: Decision Making. Using a decision-making tool, identify from your "top 10/20" the three to five careers 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 reality!

Step 4: Job Search and Development. Now that you've isolated your top career interests, use the resources you've found to identify available jobs in your fields and develop the interviewing and resume writing skills needed to get hired.

If you want to explore further, look at the material available under the Resources & Links and Career Development Activites tabs above. And remember, PVCC Career Services can help!


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Lili Kang
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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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