Are the job seekers at your school or institution looking for concrete, reliable information about what it really takes to succeed in a career? Ferguson Career Guidance Center has just what they need. Ferguson’s Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight videos provide no-nonsense, insider’s perspectives from working professionals across multiple industries, from account manager to zoo curator. The series consists of more than 230 virtual information interviews with working professionals at all levels of experience—the perfect way to explore high-interest careers!
What Is a Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight Video?
In these virtual information interviews, which range from 10 to 30 minutes in length, professionals share firsthand, real-world stories about how they started their careers, what they do on the job, what it takes to succeed, and where they see their industry heading in the future. The interviewees hail from a range of locations all over the country and include a mix of seasoned pros and younger workers.
These interviews can give viewers the insight needed to understand what job descriptions really mean, what challenges they can expect to face, if a profession is right for them, and how to prepare themselves for career success. Professionals describe in their own words what they do in a typical day. Ideal for browsing or watching on the go on any platform or device, these video interviews are an essential resource for career planning and job-seeking.
Users can filter and browse by industry to narrow their choices. Many of the interviews target high-interest and growing professions as well as health care and technology jobs. Once users find a career of interest, more information is a click away in the full Profession article, which includes a list of related professions for further exploration.
Here are some examples of the careers covered in Ferguson Career Guidance Center’s Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight videos:
- Alcohol and drug abuse counselor
- Athletic director
- Audio recording engineer
- Child care service owner
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Computer network administrator
- Data scientist
- FBI agent
- Geographic information systems specialist
- Grant writer
- Green builder
- Health club manager
- Internet developer
- Internet store manager
- Internet security specialist
- Line installer
- Mobile software developer
- Patent lawyer
- Physician assistant
- Power plant worker
- Registered nurse
- Special education teacher
- User experience designer
- Wealth management associate
- And more!
Learn how Valencia College leverages Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center to empower students in their new student experience course.
What Is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center?
Recently relaunched with extensive new and updated multimedia career content, a fully responsive and intuitive new design, and powerful new interactive tools and resources, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center offers a wealth of resources for users to assess their career goals and interests, plan their education, learn workplace skills, find apprenticeships and internships, conduct a job search, and much more. For students choosing a career path, graduates entering the workforce, or professionals changing careers, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is designed to support users at every step of their career journey.
The award-winning Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center received Gold distinction in the 2021 Modern Library Awards (MLAs), sponsored by LibraryWorks. It was also recently selected as a finalist in the SIIA CODiE Awards’ “Best College & Career Readiness Solution” category.
Click on the links below for more information about Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center:
- Check out Infobase’s College and Career Readiness Toolkit for more content on exploring careers!
- If you have job-seekers who are looking to master new professional skills, the Infobase Learning Cloud can help. Learn more here.
- Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Is a 2021 CODiE Award Finalist!
- Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Brings Home Gold Distinction in the 2021 MLA Awards: Q&A with the Editor
- Valencia College Leverages Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center to Empower Students in Their New Student Experience Course: Q&A