This video tutorial will demonstrate how to find and read career information through the library database Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.
To access library databases and read articles, click the Databases link at the top of the library’s website.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is listed alphabetically on the A-Z Databases page, or under the Career & Vocational Guidance subject category. This database gives information on preparing for employment. To access this database, click its title.
To log in, your Borrower ID is your 8-digit Santa Fe ID number without the hyphen. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your 8-digit SF ID number.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center contains information about researching jobs, industries, resumes, interviewing, and other employment skills.
To look up job or industry profiles, type your desired job or industry in the search box.
Results will be a mix of profession profiles, industry overviews, videos, and advice articles.
The job profiles will include descriptions, salary ranges, educational requirements, and more information about each job. You may email or cite the profile by using the icons in the upper right.
You can also explore careers in various industries by clicking Explore Industries & Careers and then Industry Overviews and Profession Profiles.
Choose from among the 16 industries and then a specialized area. An entry on the industry will introduce you to the basics. Within the industry profile, you can see relevant jobs on the right.
For general advice on job hunting skills, visit the Launch Your Career section of the database. The two main areas are Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing and Career Skills.
Videos and written tutorials on various job-hunting and workplace skills (including interviewing, resumes, problem solving, and communication skills) are listed.
This section on interviewing consists of five parts, from the purpose of the interview to after the interview. You can navigate to different parts in the box on the right.
If you are not yet sure what careers interest you, this database provides a career interest assessment. This assessment asks you about your likes and dislikes, and recommends jobs in your interest areas.
This concludes the video tutorial on using Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. If you still have questions, please contact a librarian: