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

The critically acclaimed Ferguson's Career Guidance Center features exclusive, wide-ranging content that is accessible and intuitively organized. Known for its unprecedented depth of coverage and variety of user-friendly content formats, this comprehensive career research database is broken down into three main sections: Job and Industry Profiles, Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills, and Career and Industry Resources. The material is drawn from a range of authoritative sources and is extensively indexed.


  • Job and Industry Profiles: 94 industry profiles, organized by 16 Career Clusters created by the U.S. Department of Education, and more than 3,300 job articles
  • Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills: guidance on the essentials of getting a job and keeping it—establishing a career path, honing interview skills, writing résumés, and more
  • Career and Industry Resources: more than 55,000 searchable, browsable resource entries, divided into convenient categories on fellowships, organizations, internships, scholarships, and awards
  • School Searches: four comprehensive, current databases, provided by Peterson's Nelnet, LLC, covering undergraduate, graduate, nursing, and vocational and technical schools in the U.S. and Canada; search for schools by type, region, areas of study, and a variety of other characteristics
  • Career Interest Assessment: ranks users' work interest areas and suggests related occupations and industries
  • Links to Current Job Opportunities: access to live job postings.


  • More than 250 iPad/mobile-friendly videos covering jobs, industries, and career development skills
  • Advice from nationally renowned author and career expert Sue Morem 
  • "My Life" interviews with professionals, giving a firsthand perspective on jobs
  • Career Opportunities News, updated monthly
  • Dictionary
  • "Did You Mean...?" search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and CMS formats.

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