Your Career Development
Choosing a career involves discovering the intersection between “who you are” and “where you fit” in the world of work. Be informed as you make choices about your future career and invest $$ in your education –“… knowledge is power, knowledge is safety, and knowledge is happiness" (Thomas Jefferson, November 1817).
PCC's Career Exploration Center
Careers and Job Search videos
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:
Oregon Career Information System
One stop shopping! Learn about the world of work and education. with a focus on Oregon. Assess your skills, interests and values; explore occupations, careers and employment; and find out the education and training you need for the career you want. From the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Some content is available from PCC networked computers only.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Get the quick details on all kinds of careers and jobs, like working conditions, educational requirements, jobs prospects, average salary or wage.
A tool for career exploration and job analysis, from US Dept of Labor. Provides descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
Explore Different Careers
Career Exploration movies.
People in a variety of professions talk about how they got into their careers.
Career Resource Centers [website]
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 Machinist, Contemporary Longterm Care, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Video Business, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management,Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.
Listen to TED Talks about careers, from people who really know what they're talking about!
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