Career Guidance and Exploration: Career Exploration

Get the Facts About Different Kinds of Jobs

What exactly does a chef do? What do you need to do to get to drive a train? Find out all about different occupations:

Books and Movies on Careers, at PCC Library

Suggested searches in the Library catalog, for books and movies (in print and online):

You may also find books on a specific career by searching for that career along with the term jobs or careers (example: criminal justice careers).

What do I need to Become a...

These resources describe what skills and training you need to get a specific type of job and what sorts of jobs you can get with a specific major.

Careers and Job Search videos

Watch and listen to programs about careers, job search tips and how to  be successful at work. In the Films on Demand library database.

Two African-Americans have a conversation

Explore Different Careers

Career Exploration movies.
People in a variety of professions talk about how they got into their careers.

PCC's Career Centers offer career advising, computers for occupational research, and career libraries of books and handouts. Staff share their expertise and guide you to resources you can use to make important decisions about your education and career, including career assessments, occupational information, employment outlook, information on colleges and universities,and education and training requirements.

College Source [website]
An online collection of college catalogs. Search by college name, geographic area, or specific

U.S. News and World Reports - Best Careers [website]
Offers lots of information about different careers, including profiles of 30 careers that offer strong outlooks and high job satisfaction in 2009.

Vocational and Career Collection [database]
EBSCOhost. Full text coverage for 400 trade and industry-related periodicals including American MachinistContemporary Longterm CareWireless WeekDrug Store NewsVideo BusinessReeves JournalHotel and Motel Management,Restaurant BusinessAdvertising Age, and many more.

Listen to TED Talks about careers, from people who really know what they're talking about!