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Online Career Exploration

Exploring a career that is the right fit takes time and information. Arizona Career Information System, Discover, and the PVCC library provide online resources to help you make an informed decision. Although all of the exploration databases are available online, it is necessary to obtain a password to some of these systems from PVCC Career Services.

Maricopa Career Planning System (MCPS)
Don’t postpone the career of your dreams. Find it today.
Each job seeker faces unique challenges. MCPS (powered by Kuder) is committed to helping all adults – including those in college or new to the job market, career changers, the unemployed, veterans and military personnel, the disabled, ex-offenders, and retirees – find a pathway to a satisfying career.

What Can I Do With a Major In

Career One Stop
This website is your pathway to career success. Tools for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

Choices Explorer - (Bridges)
This database gives up-to-date information on careers, including job profiles and labor market articles.

My Next Move
My Next Move is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development.

My Next Move For Vets
My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

Occupational Outlook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. Scroll down to "Ways to use the Occupational Handbook" and select a letter to begin.

PVCC Library
If any of the links below do not work, please access
these databases through the PVCC Library click on Databases, and click on
Careers and Employment

    FERGUSON'S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER (access through PVCC Library)
    This database provides an in-depth look at salary ranges, advancement prospects, employment trends, online information, necessary experience, and relevant unions and associations.

ReferenceUSA - Business
Obtain job information using this directory of U.S. businesses covering over 10 million locations (headquarters & satellite offices). Provides type of business, SIC code, size (employees or sales), type of location (headquarters/branch), type of company (public/private), & key contact.

Salary Information
Discover current market trends and salaries at www.salary.com
US Department of Labor Wage Information by Occupation

Online Career Exploration Resources

  • Vocational Biographies - With this program, you can career-shadow up to 1,001 persons from across America and obtain the education and training, work experience, current job information, lifestyle, and important supporting data on each career.
  • What Can I Do With This Major?
  • CareerBliss
    CareerBliss is a free online career community that provides jobseekers with company reviews, employee salaries, and job openings for over 100,000 employers across the United States. CareerBliss also has career advice articles and resume tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Career Services
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ  85032

Location:  Kranitz Student Center – KSC 1181
(West side of the cafeteria, next to the Book Store)
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Contact us by Phone or Email:
(602) 787-7073
career.services@paradisevalley.edu

Follow PVCC Career Services on Facebook  for job search tips/career development tips and updates on jobs and internships.

Career Services Hours:

Fall 2014 / Spring  2015 Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Closed: Labor Day (Sept. 1), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 & 28) and Winter Holiday (Dec. 25th through January 5th).

2015 Summer Hours:

May 10, 2015 - August 3, 2015

Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed

Career Services Appointments:
Walk-in appointments are available daily Fall/Spring: Monday through Thursday 1:00PM to 4:00PM, Friday 11:00am to 2:00PM
Summer: Monday Through Thursday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
One hour scheduled appointments with Norma Chandler are available for Resume Review, Cover Letter Review, Job/Internship Search Assistance, Online Career Research and Interviews, etc. for both students and community members

Staff

Norma Chandler
Manager, Career Services
norma.chandler@paradisevalley.edu
(602) 787-7073

Mary Askew
Advisor, Career Services
career.services@paradisevalley.edu
(602) 787-7073

Katherine Russell
Career Services Assistant, Career Services
career.services@paradisevalley.edu
(602) 787-7073

Nicholas Blunden
Career Services Assistant, Career Services
career.services@paradisevalley.edu
(602) 787-7073

The college of you.