The Career ToolKit for High School Students

The Career ToolKit for High School Students : Making the Transition from School to Work

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For high school-level Career Exploration and Life Skills courses.

This thorough introduction to the skills high school students need to succeed in the workplace is presented in an easy-to-read student-friendly format. The text, adapted from a popular college-level text provides a complete framework for career exploration and is designed to motivate students to make these skills a part of their lives.

Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials,, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 200.7 x 248.9 x 17.8mm | 589.68g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130884170
  • 9780130884176

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Develop Universal Skills that Enhance: Personal Knowledge--Strategies for Success in School, Career, and LifeDevelop and Maintain Positive Self-ImageEstablish Beneficial Time and Money Management HabitsLearn How to Set Goals and PrioritiesSkills and Abilities--How to Develop Your MarketabilityDevelop Effective Communication Skills--How Reading and Writing Abilities Translate into Career SkillsImprove Memory and Listening SkillsDiscover How Knowledge Developed in High School Applies to the WorkplaceLaunching Your Career--Resources, Opportunities, and Career GrowthFind the Right CareerEstablish Positive Work HabitsSucceed!This Edition Features: Personal Application Activities
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Table of contents


1. Choosing Your Equipment-Finding the Right Mind Set.
2. Today's World-The Diversity of Your Workplace.
3. Keys to the Tool Kit-Unlocking Your Personal Power.
4. Making the Most of Key Resources-Managing Your Time and Money.

5. Sharpening Your Tools-Your Basic Skills.
6. Becoming Marketable-Getting the Job Done through Communication.

7. Tools that Create Opportunity-Resources to Power Your Job Search.
8. Putting Your Tools to Good Use-Entering the Working World.
9. Packing Up Your Tool Kit-Standing Out on the Job.
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About Carol J. Carter

CAROL CARTER is Vice President and Director of Student Programs and Faculty Development at Prentice Hall. She has written Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Study Skills, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Effective Learning. She has taught welfare to work classes, team taught in the La Familia Scholars Program at Community College of Denver, and has conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. She is the host of the "Keys to Lifelong Learning Telecourse," a twenty-six episode telecourse to help students at a distance prepare for college, career, and life success. In addition to working with students of all ages, Carol thrives on foreign travel and culture; she has been fortunate enough to have been a guest in forty foreign countries.

GARY IZUMO is a professor in business at Moorpark College and assists large businesses as a management consultant on issues ranging from corporate growth and organizational development, to operational effectiveness. In addition, he writes a monthly business column for the Los Angeles Times, Ventura County edition. Gary is an enthusiastic swimmer and reader, but most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He believes in contributing to the community and he is an active volunteer to local schools on curriculum and technology matters. Gary is a graduate of Occidental College with a degree in economics and received his MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

SARAH LYMAN KRAVITS is a student of life with a passion for learning. In her drive to help others discover their love for learning-and their essential selves-she has spent the last six years writing, researching, talking to students, and talking to teachers in pursuit of the best possible textbooks on student success. She has co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Success, Keys to Effective Learning, Keys to Thinking and Learning, and Keys to Study Skills. She originally hooked into the world of student success as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. Even earlier, being a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia helped to bring her love of learning to new levels. She encourages readers to make the most of this time in school-it is an incredible gift.

DIANE LINDSEY REEVES is an author whose work focuses on helping people of all ages figure out what they want to be when they grow up. She enjoys sharing ideas about career exploration as a writer-in-residence in schools and in other types of programs for teachers and students. Reeves lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where weekend jaunts are divided between the beach or the mountains. She is married and has two daughters. Reeves would love to hear from you via her website at
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