Author: Justin Ross Muchnick

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768940664

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 5560

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.
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Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768936330

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 3408

Peterson's Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap to College & Career Success is the must-have eBook for middle school and high school students as they prepare for life after graduation. Whether you're heading to a four-year college, a community or two-year college, the military, or the workforce, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning offers expert advice and tools to help you succeed. Chapters include The Big Jump to High School, The First Steps to a Career, Planning Your Education While in High School, Tackling the Tests (ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and TOEFL), The College Search, Applying to College, Financial Aid Dollars and Sense, Other Options After High School, The Military Option, Jump into Work, Survival Skills, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find real-life advice from students, guidance counselors, parents, and college admissions counselors; helpful checklists and worksheets to help keep you organized; essential information to help you decide if the military is right for you; expert financial aid advice and information on scholarships, grants, athletic awards, loans, work-study, and more. Fun graphics along with the informative, easy-to-read chapters make this the perfect guide for the teen on the go.
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Helping Teens Find Their Future

Author: Kenneth Gray,Kenneth Carter Gray

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412963657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 1145

Promote “career maturity” by integrating youthful aspirations with economic realities and guide teenagers toward thoughtful goals by explaining labor markets, exposing misconceptions, and exploring postsecondary options.
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Three Crucial Conversations for Coaching Teens to College and Career Success

Author: Stephen M. Smith,Shaun Fanning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119384702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1051

"A Final Thought" -- "Sample Earnings Outlook" -- "Chapter 9: Should You Consider a Career in Law or Criminal Justice?" -- "Criminal Justice" -- "Criminal Law" -- "Noncriminal Law" -- "Law School" -- "Sample Earnings Outlook" -- "Part III: How Will You Get to Where You Want to Go?" -- "Chapter 10: How Can You Try On Your Career Interests?" -- "Informational Interviewing" -- "Sample Phone Introduction" -- "Sample Email Introduction" -- "Informational Interview Questions" -- "Job Shadowing" -- "Internships and Part-time Jobs" -- "Online Communities" -- "Chapter 11: Is College Right for You?" -- "Why College?" -- "An Important Warning" -- "Chapter 12: Can You Afford College?" -- "What's the Real Price of College?" -- "Can You Afford College?" -- "Applying for Financial Aid" -- "Build Your Dream Team" -- "Other Ways to Pay for College" -- "A Balancing Act" -- "Chapter 13: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?" -- "What Is Fit?" -- "Questions to Determine Fit" -- "Building a Smart College Application List" -- "Applying to College" -- "Making the Decision" -- "Making the Most of College" -- "Chapter 14: Is Community College a Better Place to Start?" -- "Upsides of Community College" -- "Potential Downsides" -- "Chapter 15: Closing Thoughts" -- "Additional Resources" -- "Index
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The Young Person's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career

Author: Nicholas Lore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416565949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8544

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.
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Practical Advice for Students and Their Families

Author: John J. Rooney,John F. Reardon,Katherine Haley Will

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816073783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 3069

Offers advice on choosing a college, undergoing the application process, uncovering the financial resources to pay tuition and expenses, and adjusting to the academic and personal challenges that first-year students face.
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Who Am I? What Do I Want? How Do I Get It?

Author: Mindy Bingham,Sandy Stryker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878787026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6755

Vocational guidance for young adults includes creating a personality profile, assessing the rewards and sacrifices of varying careers, and finding the most informative resources.
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A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College

Author: Blake Boles

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924362

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6731

Because the real world is the best education.
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200 Programs That Prepare You for College Success

Author: Sandra L. Berger

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593632355

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 309

View: 6508

Presents advice on using summer opportunities to help gain entrance into selective universities and provides guidance on researching, choosing, and applying for summer programs.
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Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future

Author: Carol Christen,Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 158008141X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 178

View: 660

A job-hunting manual for teens helps high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to finding their perfect major or job.
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How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path

Author: Laurence Shatkin

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593578640

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 7810

Presents advice on matching a college major to personality types and provides skill sets, average earnings potential, and projected job growth for majors in such fields as business, science, the arts, medicine, communication, and education.
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An A-Z Career Guide for Teens

Author: Tai Abrams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998741307

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2366

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.
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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465440704

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 5833

This graphic guide for teens offers practical and inspirational advice on more than 400 careers, arming you with all the information you need to get on the right career path. Whether you want to know how to get your dream job, need a little inspiration or help with understanding the current job market, or have absolutely no idea where to start, Careers is the ultimate source of career advice. Concise and comprehensive in scope, and combining a user-friendly approach with DK's quirky, bold, graphic design, this motivational guide is a personal career advisor in the form of a book.
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Author: Laura La Bella

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448883075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4228

Internships and volunteer positions offer young people a unique opportunity not only to test their interest in, and aptitude for, certain career paths but to also begin the process of career building in their desired fields. In a time of economic hardship and a tight job market, having the kind of hands-on experience provided by internships and volunteer work can be the decisive factor in an employer's decision to hire one candidate among many other applicants. This book surveys all of the many internship and volunteer opportunities available for those who like to build things—including shipbuilding and instrument-making to cabinetry and furniture-making, to civil engineering and architecture. In addition to discussing how to land, keep, and leverage an internship or volunteer position, the book also details the educational and training paths that should be pursued to optimize chances of success in the various professional fields.
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A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399579656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5010

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
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Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood

Author: Allyson Downey

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056199

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 371

For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's two-month paternity leave. Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.
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A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

Publisher: Jayne Blanchard

ISBN: 0615302467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 103

View: 2161

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.
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Discover Your Procrastination Type, Stop Putting Things Off, and Reach Your Goals

Author: Jennifer Shannon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 162625589X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 8199

Do you procrastinate? And if so, what’s your procrastination type? In this fun and illustrated guide, author Jennifer Shannon blends acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral strategies to help you recognize your procrastination habits, discover the strengths of your unique procrastination type, and find the motivation you need to meet important deadlines and reach your highest goals. In the midst of modern-day distractions like smartphones, social media, and endless hours of movie and television streaming, it’s no wonder you procrastinate! But despite what you may have heard, procrastination doesn’t make you a bad or lazy person. In fact, procrastination may even work for you sometimes—creating a sense of urgency that can help you focus. But if procrastination doesn’t work for you, it can get in the way of meeting your full potential—in high school, college, your career, and life. So, how can you get things done and be your very best? In A Teen’s Guide to Getting Stuff Done, you’ll discover your procrastination type—warrior, pleaser, perfectionist, or rebel—as well as the unique strengths inherent in each type. If you’re a warrior, you love a good challenge, but may not be able to complete tasks you find uninteresting. If you’re a pleaser, you may be so concerned about disappointing others that you postpone doing something. If you’re a perfectionist, you may put things off because you’re worried about your work being judged by teachers, parents, or peers. And finally, if you’re a rebel, you’re driven by a strong sense of independence. By understanding your type and using the practical strategies laid out in each chapter of this book, you’ll be able to break the cycle of procrastination once and for all. This isn’t a manual on how to please your parents, teachers, professors, or friends. This is a book to help you understand why you procrastinate, whether or not procrastination works for you, and if not, how to improve your work habits and really get things done. By helping you uncover your own unique strengths, this book will help you master your to-do list—and your life!
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Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There

Author: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0385347219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 2255

The new go-to book of advice for graduates, with insightful advice from: Eva Longoria “Your degree is just a stepping-stone.” John Legend “It’s not wrong to be afraid.” Bear Grylls “The path less traveled always makes for a more interesting journey.” Andy Cohen “When I got my first job, I felt like a success.” Lauren Bush Lauren “It may take three or four jobs to discover your true career path.” Blake Mycoski “When you are good at something, the money always follows.” And many more . . . Graduation is a time of tough questions whose answers we don’t—and sometimes can’t—know the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-gradua­tion, bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guid­ance possible from more than thirty highly success­ful people working in fields like business, media, fashion, technology, sports, and philanthropy. Along the way, Katherine uncovered the essential and often surprising advice they have for graduates, including answers to questions like: • How do I find my first job in a tough economy? • How do I decide between a career that pays well and one that I’m passionate about? • How do I balance work with friends, relationships, and family? • Should I take a “gap year” before starting my first job? • What should I do about my student loan debt? Drawing on the stories and real-life experi­ences of contributors such as Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain, Gayle King, and more, Katherine has written the must-have guide for recent and soon-to-be gradu­ates as they prepare to seek success and fulfillment in their work, relationships, and lives. From the Hardcover edition.
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