With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content, enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether it's mapping the road from high school to college, figuring out financial aid, determining if joining the military is the right move, preparing for an interview, or developing early career skills, Teens' Guide addresses each option available to young adults with meaningful information. Inside you'll find valuable advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and-most importantly-other high school students! Also includes, expert tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters. With new content written by Justin Muchnick, current high school junior and author of Peterson's® The Boarding School Survival Guide, this guide will help you get ready for life after high school.
With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content by Justin Ross Muchnick (author of Peterson's The Boarding School Survival Guide), enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether they're planning to head to a two-year or four-year college, a technical school, an apprenticeship, the military, or directly into the workforce-or even if they are still undecided-Teens' Guide is where they'll find information on the various options available and which ones may best suit their skills, needs, and desires. Valuable advice on planning for college, including helpful information on choosing a major and financial aid; getting a job, entering the military, and other crucial issues Section for middle school students transitioning to high school, with advice from guidance counselors, parents, and students Expert advice on the increasingly popular gap-year option Tips on interviews, resumes, and cover letters Fun design that makes it easy for busy middle school and high school students to read in their on-the-go lives!
Teen's Guide to College & Career Planning is intended for use by students at any stage of middle and high school, but it has the most relevance for high school sophomores and juniors who are starting to get serious about the decisions they will need to make after graduation. Whether they're planning to head to a two-year or four-year college, to a technical school, to an apprenticeship, to the military, or directly into the workforce-or are still undecided-here's where they'll find information on the various options available and which ones best suits their skills, needs, and wants.
Author: Robert D. Lock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2004-07-27
Long described by users as the most complete, motivating, and logical career-planning book on the market, the Fifth Edition of TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER DIRECTION continues to provide a straightforward introduction to the concepts of career choices and the importance of planning. It emphasizes the importance of self-exploration by empowering readers to look at themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, and their background and values, and then realistically evaluate the various opportunities in the world of work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Nicholas Lore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Business & Economics
The impolite truth nobody mentions in college commencement speeches: "Many of you have just spent four years and a small fortune studying something you will never use, and, if you do, you won't like all that much. Have a nice life." Up until now, you've had to rely on hit-and-miss methods of picking your career that lead to only 30 percent of college graduates reporting satisfaction with their careers. That's because up until now there has never been a book that guides you through the difficult process of designing a career that gives you the best chance for both high-level success and satisfaction. But career guru Nicholas Lore has found a way to show you how to custom design a career where you will: Look forward to going to work Be extremely successful and productive Use your natural talents fully in work that fits your personality Be highly respected because you excel at your work In Now What?, he helps you put all the pieces together to make wise decisions about what you will do with your life and how you can best go about setting and accomplishing your life and work goals. You'll also learn the skills you need to live an extraordinary life. Filled with charts, worksheets, and quizzes, Now What? is the cutting-edge guide for choosing a career that fits you perfectly -- whether you're a college student, a twentysomething already out in the working world, or a high school student just getting started.
Author: Cary J. Green
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2017-09-23
Successful students and successful employees have something in common: a well-developed skill set that goes beyond book smarts. The skills needed for success in the classroom and on the job can be honed with deliberate effort and the right resources. Academic success skills—note-taking, reading for understanding, preparing for and taking exams, using resources such as advisors and academic coaches, participating in experiential education opportunities—enable students to perform at the level of their academic ability. Soft skills—communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, ability to work on a team, strong work ethic, and professionalism—underpin academic and career success. Leadership—influencing people to achieve common goals—is the key to personal and shared success. Success Skills for High School, College, and Career provides step-by-step guidelines and hands-on exercises to enable students to enhance their academic performance and prepare for future career success. This book helps students construct realistic expectations for achieving success, develop self-awareness, build a future-oriented attitude, and improve their academic success skills, leadership skills, and soft skills. If you want to build skills essential for academic success and career readiness, this book is for you.
Author: Tai Abrams
Release Date: 2017-03
Getting on the path to career and financial success should start earlier and Who Am I? is the perfect way to do it. Informative, investigative and easy-to-read, Who Am I? has worksheets, lists, salary info and tips that Tai has prepared to help you navigate the career exploration process with ease. This resource includes six-figure careers in emerging industries that you need to know about so you can compete in the global marketplace. Covering more than 200 high-growth careers, Who Am I? is a practical guide that you can use, even in college! The world is changing... fast! You deserve to have access to the right information to thrive in this new economy. As you wrestle with one of life's most important questions, "Who am I and how do I want to show up in the world?," let this book be the go-to manual to expand your awareness about what is possible for your career. This book will push you to increase your earning potential and maximize your impact, while living a fulfilling life. Now let's starting learning the tools you will need to literally change the world.
Workbook gives students guidance for planning and documenting their education and futures. Worksheets and activities take students through self-assessment, education, career planning, and portfolio development, including electronic portfolio development, including electronic portfolios.
Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Many young adults dream of getting a good education and finding a job they love. Teenagers recognize that higher education is an important key to finding a fulfilling job, although many young people are worried both about the rising cost of higher education and their future job possibilities given the current economic situation. This volume examines the choices that teens make when it comes to education and finding a career.
Author: Lena Koya
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Networking is the process of building up your social and professional connections in order to advance your career and/or to strengthen your community. For young women in particular, networking is a useful skill to know in order to chart a path through adulthood, whether through choosing a college, finding a first job or internship, or even meeting new friends. This text guides readers through the process of networking with a focus on how to cultivate useful social skills. It incudes a glossary, a "For More Information" section, and suggestions for additional research to guide students in their reading.
Attending boarding school is a serious commitment in many realms, whether emotional, financial, academic, or otherwise. With that in mind, it is important to understand what boarding school is all about. This valuable resource is full of insights from students who attend or recently graduated from a boarding school. The Boarding School Survival Guide provides a variety of perspectives that help both prospective students and parents decide if boarding school is the right choice for them, and assists current students in navigating the twists and turns of school away from home. Written by students for students-in a fun, easy-to-read manner with essential, up-to-date information An honest and insightful look at life at today's boarding schools Anecdotal testimonies from current boarding school students and those who've recently graduated Helpful tips and strategies for students who are considering applying to boarding schools or are getting ready to attend one
Author: Carol Christen
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
This updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career. No idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help you discover your passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs. Why now? Because when you identify your interests and passions early, you can make informed decisions on what additional schooling (and tuition debt) makes sense for your chosen field. With fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market, this new edition features activities and advice on information interviewing, social media, internships, and more. Most importantly, it’s packed with 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Tamara S. Raymond
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2017-08-01
So you're a high school or college student who thinks you know what you want to do with the rest of your life. Or maybe you don't have the first clue about your future. In either case, Tamara S. Raymond's Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career, should be at the top of your reading list. Tamara wrote Careering to help young adults avoid the traps she fell into as a result of struggling to figure out her career path after college. Today, this successful leadership development coach shares her hard-learned lessons to help you quickly identify your passions and strengths so you can find your way in the world of work. "I want you to avoid spending eight years in the wrong jobs like I did," she says. Her concise and easy-to-read pocket guide helps you: evaluate your interests, skills, and passions identify jobs, internships, and volunteer positions that align with your personal gifts identify multiple career exploration avenues, from camps to summer jobs put together a resume and references, even if you've never had a "real" job learn how to network, apply for jobs, and develop interviewing skills learn how to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities learn how not to use social media if you want to land a job and do so much more Young adulthood is the best time to explore, experience, and eliminate possible career paths. Careering will help you do all three--and get you on the path that is right for you!