What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future

What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future

Paperback What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself

By (author) Carol Christen, By (author) Richard N. Bolles

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
  • ISBN 10: 158008141X
  • ISBN 13: 9781580081412
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 33,295

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In today's uber-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.

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CAROL CHRISTEN is a career strategist who has provided life/work planning since 1979. Specializing in working with teenagers, Carol lives along California's Central Coast. RICHARD N. BOLLES has been a leader in the job-hunting field for more than thirty-five years. Author of the best-selling career book "What Color Is Your Parachute?," Bolles lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit www.jobhuntersbible.com. JEAN M. BLOMQUIST is a freelance editor and writer with experience as a college admissions counselor.

Review quote

"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." --Associated Press's Finance Bookshelf, 5/14/10 "If you're ready to take ownership of who you are and how you live, this book will take you, step by step, through the process of creating the life you want financed by work you enjoy." --Penelope Trunk, author of "Brazen Careerist" "Out of all the methods I have ever used to find a career that interests me, this book is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and informative of them all." --Chris Mitchelitis, high school senior

Table of contents

Contents   Acknowledgments  •  viii Preface to the Second Edition  •  x Introduction  •  1   Part One Discovering Your Dream Job — 5 1. What You Love to Do: Your Favorite Interests and Best Skills — 8 2. Who You Love to Work With: Your Favorite Types of People — 22 3. Where You Love to Be: Your Ideal Work Environment — 28 4. Putting the Pieces Together: Identifying Your Potential Dream Jobs — 37 Part Two On the Way to Your Future — 55 5. What Do I Do Now? Making the Most of High School — 57 6. What Do I Do Next? Making the Most of College — 80 7. Goal Setting: A Tool to Shape Your Future — 94 8. Social Networking: Using Social Media to Boost Your Career — 99 Part Three Landing Your Dream Job . . . and More — 109 9. How to Search for—and Find—Your Dream Job — 111 10. The Top 10 Mistakes Job Hunters Make—and How You Can Avoid Them — 141 11. Tracking Emerging Career Trends: Green Careers and Sustainability — 147 12. Beyond Your Dream Job: Creating the Life You Want — 152   Appendix A: What Everyone Wants to Know: Where Are the Jobs?  •  159 Appendix B: Considering College?  •  162 Appendix C: More Information Interviews  •  164 About the Authors  •  174 Index  •  175