What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 2nd Edition

Paperback $15.99

Ten Speed Press | Apr 06, 2010 | 192 Pages | 6 x 9 | Young Adult | ISBN 9781580081412

  • Paperback$15.99

    Ten Speed Press | Apr 06, 2010 | 192 Pages | 6 x 9 | Young Adult | ISBN 9781580081412

  • Ebook$10.99

    Ten Speed Press | Aug 10, 2011 | Young Adult | ISBN 9781607743309

Praise

“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

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