What Color Is your Parachute? for Teens

What Color Is your Parachute? for Teens

Discovering Yourself, Defining your Future

Book - 2010
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In today's über-competitive climate, you can't just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling--and tuition debt--makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens , career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead  you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs--along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who've found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more--this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it's packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that's perfect for who you are--and who you want to be.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2010
Edition: 2nd ed., rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9781580081412
158008141X
Branch Call Number: CC 331.7020835 Chr 3558ce 1
Characteristics: xiii, 178 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm. --

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Aug 07, 2015

I highly recommend to any high school students interested in careers and their future life. The authors encourage one to fully think about all aspects of the job, from work environment to income. This book made me realize what I want in a future career, as well as what I don't want.

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Mar 24, 2012

Far from being a dry list of jobs, What Color… is an exciting blend of ideas, practical advice and tips. Even the title is intriguing, and the bright cover photograph of a daydreaming teen speaks to the book’s intended audience. Co-authored by Richard Bolles, the author of the best-selling adult series, and Carol Christen, a career strategist, this slim, manageable guide for teens exploring career ideas will appeal to youth who are discovering their unique interests and talents. Older teens considering what to do after high school, and beginning to seriously contemplate their future independence and self-reliance, will also be drawn to this book.

The book is divided into three main sections. The first, “Discovering Your Dream Job”, essentially asks teens to describe themselves and what is important to them, a profound exercise whether they are focused on a career or not. Part two, “On the Way to Your Future”, outlines the importance of goal-setting and discusses the roles of high school, college, university and job-specific training in attaining those goals, stressing the importance of giving the student’s education their best effort. Part three imparts a wealth of practical advice on job-hunting and the interview process, and introduces some trends in the career market.

What Color… is attractively laid out with useful tips and quotes presented in sidebars, and exercises in textboxes. It features an extensive index and three indices, one of which contains sample job interviews. The fact that the authors are American barely affects the information presented, with the exception of wages and the cost of education. This book is a valuable resource to get teens thinking about their future in a new, holistic manner, and sends the message that satisfaction can be found by following your heart and working to realize your goals.

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