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Using Ferguson's Career Guidance Center to Identify Careers of Interest and Build a Résume

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Danielle Stamps


Wilson School, Lauderdale County School System/ Alabama Virtual Library


This video is designed to help you identify careers of interest and build a résumé.

Length: 3:25

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Career and Technical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

CTE (9-12) Workforce Essentials
3. Demonstrate how to locate, evaluate, and interpret career information for a specific career.
  • Identifying educational requirements for a specific career
  • Utilizing career resources, ladders, and webs
  • Explaining advantages and disadvantages of self-employment
  • Recognizing employment trends
  • Analyzing the impact of population, climate, and geographic location on occupational opportunities
    CTE (9-12) Workforce Essentials
    4. Determine personal responsibility for making educational and career choices.
    Examples: demographics, local resources, professional training, formulating career plans, retraining and upgrading skills, exploring school and community resources, comparing education and job opportunities
  • Examining the effect of work on lifestyles
    CTE (9-12) Workforce Essentials
    5. Apply skills needed for seeking, obtaining, maintaining, and changing jobs, including preparing a résumé, completing job applications, participating in a job interview, and dressing and grooming for the workplace.
  • Accessing detailed information about job openings and opportunities
  • Examples: skills required for a full or part-time job; working conditions, benefits, and opportunities for change
    ELA2015 (12)
    27. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.11-12.9]
    a. Apply Grade 12 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of European literature with a concentration in British literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics"). [W.11-12.9a] (Alabama)
    b. Apply Grade 12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal United States texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning [e.g., in United States Supreme Court Case majority opinions and dissents] and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy [e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses]"). [W.11-12.9b]


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