Career Podcast & Video Resources
Interested in exploring career podcasts and videos?
Below are a collection of podcasts and videos ranging from interviews with professionals in various occupations, tutorials on a variety of career exploration resources, and career self-guided workshops; one of which provide students with access to a career assessment through the online career exploration tool, Career Coach.
Pro Tip: In each section, the videos are listed in alphabetical order.
Please continue to check this page for new videos.
Career Podcast: What to Be
What to Be is a local radio show hosted by Your Future Is Our Business, a Santa Cruz non-profit which helps students explore careers. They interview and highlight the careers of inspirational people in Santa Cruz County and ask them to tell us what their job is really like, and how they got there!
The show airs Sundays at 7pm 90.7fm KSQD Santa Cruz, or streamed online at ksqd.org. New episodes uploaded every week!
Pro Tip - there are roughly 185 interviews listed here and growing, so to group by Career Cluster and/or Industry, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Latest tracks by " What To Be." Enjoy!
Candid Career provides video interviews of industry professionals sharing their unique advice and experiences to give students a glimpse of what the future might hold! Videos are brief, between 1 and 5 minutes long. There's something for everyone as videos assist students with major and career exploration, internships, job search, grad school questions, and professional development.
Students can view the videos in the Career Profiles series for informational interviews with professionals in hundreds of different fields. There are currently over 8,300 individual interviews that are being added to every year. They can check out the Get Hired series for advice on resumes, interviewing, and business etiquette for landing jobs and internships.
Students can also use the search bar and search the videos by industry, occupation, college major, or career advice areas (resumes, interviewing, grad school). To access Candid Career, go to the Career Web Resources webpage, there you will find a direct link to Candid Career.
View the this short 3 minute introduction video for an overview of Candid Career.
Career Coach Tutorial
Career Coach lets you find regional labor market information, explore occupations/career options, review wage and employment projections, view related job postings, and find out what programs Cabrillo College offers that relates to your interest area(s). To access Career Coach, you can find a link on the Career Web Resources or EXPLORE webpages.
Please watch the linked video for a quick tour through the various aspects of Career Coach in less than 4 minutes.
Choosing a College Major
Interested in learning more about choosing a college major? The Choosing a College Major workshop will discuss important topics in choosing a college major and the different Cabrillo College resources that are available to you to help you explore and determine a college major.
Self-Guided Video Workshop
Please watch this short 12 minute introduction video for an overview of Choosing a College Major.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations, and links to professional associations.
Please watch the linked video to learn more about the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Please watch the linked video to learn more about O*NET.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major? will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.
Please watch the 2 minute video linked below to learn more about WCIDWTM.
How to Fill Out Common Resume Sections
Focuses on constructing each individual section of a standard, chronological resume. Find out whether or not to include your GPA, where to place your education section, what to exclude from your contact information, and more!
Please watch the linked video to learn more about the Common Resume Sections.
LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile
Whether you're a current student or well into a successful career, LinkedIn could be one of the most valuable tools in your toolkit. "Creating a Profile" is part one of our two part series on how to set up your LinkedIn account and how to make the most of it!
Please watch the linked video to learn more about Creating Your LinkedIn Profile.
Using LinkedIn Effectively
Now that you have your profile set up, listen to some insider tips on maximizing your experience, from joining groups and discussions to networking the right way. "Using LinkedIn Effectively" is part two of our two part series on how to set up your LinkedIn account and how to make the most of it!
Please watch the linked video to learn more about Using LinkedIn Effectively.
Internship and Work Experience Program
Learn more about the Internship/CWEE Program at Cabrillo. There are many benefits to participating in an internship:
Internships allow you to gain valuable hands on experience to help build your resume.
It is a great way to confirm if the career you have selected is a good fit for you and at the same time also allows you to determine if the field is not a good fit.
They provide you with opportunities to network and meet professionals in the industry you wish to join.
Oftentimes employers will hire their interns upon graduation.
Please watch the linked video to learn more about prior Cabrillo internships and students experiences.