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The Essential Career Research Database—Job Profiles, Skills, and Resources

The award-winning Ferguson's Career Guidance Center has been redesigned, enhancing users' ability to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it's industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice. Known for its unprecedented depth of coverage, this comprehensive career research database is organized into three main sections: through Industries and Careers, users can explore a multitude of industries, career fields, and professions; Plan Your Education helps users find the schools that fit them best; and Launch Your Career offers solid advice to help users perfect the skills that beget success. The material draws from a range of authoritative sources, including more than 880 updated articles and entries from the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 16th Edition. A new "From Our Career Experts" section features regular blog posts with an archive of more than 2,000 posts.


  • Industries and Careers: covers 94 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions
  • Plan Your Education: find the schools that are the best fit—choose from undergraduate, graduate, nursing, or vocational and tech schools in the U.S. and Canada, and narrow your list by location, tuition, enrollment, sports, and a variety of other characteristics
  • Launch Your Career: offers solid advice on writing résumés and cover letters, interview skills, networking, applying to apprenticeships and internships, workplace etiquette, and other important areas 
  • Career Advice Blog: regular new blog posts "From Our Career Experts," with an archive of more than 2,000 posts
  • Career Interest Assessment: ranks users' work interest areas and suggests related occupations and industries
  • Links to Outside Jobs and Internships: searchable, current, live job and internship postings
  • Videos: more than 300 tablet/mobile-friendly videos covering jobs, industries, and career development skills, including "Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight" videos
  • Authoritative Source List: a complete inventory of the extraordinary amount of content in the database


  • Advice from nationally renowned author and career expert Sue Morem 
  • "My Life" interviews with professionals, giving a firsthand perspective on jobs
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and Chicago formats 
  • Option to add school logo/name to the top of each page 
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat.

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