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Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, histories, chronologies. Detailed news and information on companies and industry.
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Search Tips  PDF document
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Description
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries. This database now contains hundreds of new, in-depth job and industry descriptions; as well as a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career Opportunities News, a 16-page, bi-monthly newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market. Organized by industry, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center covers careers and career resources, as well as career preparation information, including scholarships, academic programs, non-academic programs, web resources, and an employability skills checklist. An extensive "Four Steps to a New Job" section provides invaluable guidance on everything from choosing a career to finding and applying for a job to learning about employment benefits and laws.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Skill-building and test preparation materials for standardized tests. Interactive practice exams based on official exams. Scoring and analysis of practice test responses. Basic skills, college preparatory, civil service, GED, and some specific careers.
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Requires a JCLC card.
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Video Tutorial - ASVAB Test  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube focusing on the ASVAB examination (length 9:23)
Video Tutorial - General Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL (length 8:02 )
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Directory of U.S. businesses, company leaders, parent companies, and subsidiaries. Updated monthly. Available in the Birmingham Public Library Business, Science & Technology Department.
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Requires a JCLC card.
Tutorials
Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 7:12)
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