What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens , 2nd editon, is available at these sites:
"I have in hand your terrific second edition. This is an accessible, empowering resource for teenagers. I am going to recommend it to my students."
Steven Roy Goodman, Educational Consultant, www.topcolleges.com
I love it when readers of the book learn to stop beating themselves up over their career paths!
"I am really enjoying the book. I'm going through it myself before I start referring Corps members to it. I love that you point out that research and planning is what's important, not necessarily going to college. I realized that I have been ripping myself off because I failed to finish college, expecting less because that's what I had been programmed to believe (don't go to college = don't earn good money). Thank you." K. M.
Brain research shows that we always make the best decision we can based on the information we have. Unfortunately, the restless human mind always comes up with more information even after a decision is made. This is where we are different than animals. They don't know regret. Use your skills and talents as you wish. If you don't like where that takes you, you can always study on your own or return to school for new skills.
Take the stick out of your hand. Beating yourself up over past career decisions and letting your negative tapes run will rob you of energy and happiness. If you don't like where you are in life, change. If you do like where you are in life, savor the moment and give thanks.
Advice for Teens on Careers | Family Goes Strong: http://bit.ly/cEyvly
TITLE: What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens
AUTHORS: Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles
PRICE: $15.99 (paperback)
SUMMARY: You won't generally find "How to choose a career" among high school or college classes. Young people still have to figure it out on their own. This updated career guide for teenagers, a spinoff of the original "What Color Is Your Parachute?", seeks to fill that gap in an easy-to-digest way.
The authors say it typically takes about 10 years to get from having "no clue" about a career to a detailed plan to being employed, meaning it's a good idea to start at about age 15. After a nod and a wink to a generation not known for its love of the printed word — "We know you don't really want to read a book" — they go on to present useful information in readable chunks.
A series of exercises teach how to identify favorite interests, skills and goals and translate them to career options. Separate chapters provide tips on how to get the most out of high school and college, and how to search for your dream job. New chapters detail how to use social media in a job search and how to track emerging career trends. And for list-lovers — and who isn't one? — there are the top 10 mistakes job hunters make and how to avoid them, the top 20 green job titles, career resources, and more.
QUOTE: "Jobs are like clothing; you have to try on a lot of them before you begin to find your style and outfits that fit you well. And, like the world of fashion, the job market is constantly changing. Some jobs that were in 'fashion' a decade ago may not even exist today."
PUBLISHER: Ten Speed Press
— Dave Carpenter
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