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Paperback What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job Book

ISBN: 1607745771

ISBN13: 9781607745778

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job

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Based on the best-selling career book, 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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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very practical, useful career book for teens

As a part time career coach, I have used this book with my high school and college age clients. The book is easy to follow with frequent use of web sites. I suggest visiting the web sites yourself, before assigning the task to the teenagers.

Excellent book for helping teens think about and plan for their future.

As a career outreach coordinator for schools in four counties, I have found this book to be a tremendous resource. It helps students in the early stages of thinking through potential future careers by examining their interests and abilities. Although most teens will change their career interests (probably many times). There is great value in beginning this process early because when students give serious thought to future careers they begin to make the connection to the importance of their education. I believe this can help be a motivating factor for helping them apply themselves to their current school endeavors.

Great book for students or resource for couselors!

This book uses Hollands theory of interests to help the teen discover what they want to do. The book helps prioritize interests and translate them into potential careers. This book is an excellent resource from self-discovery to building your resume to interviewing and negotiating an offer. This book is easy to read and understand and the information is useful and current. I highly recommend this book to any teen trying to determine their career path or any adult working with teens with plans to help them determine their career paths.

Excellent Resource For The Young Adult

As a part-time personal career coach for college students trying to identify their major, I was thrilled to see the "What Color Is Your Parachute" franchise has created a version for the late teens/early twenties demographic. Despite the best efforts of college career counseling offices, I still encounter many young people needing help identifying career options that complement the person they are. Resources such "What Color Is Your Parachute" provide young adults with critical learnings they can use to educate themselves about the importance of their personal interests, their strengths, and their skills to ultimately make an informed career decision. And it doesn't hurt if the parents of the young person have read this (or similar) works, as well, so they can be educated coaches for their young adult. In many cases, parents have invested time, emotion and money into getting their child into an institution of higher learning and keeping them there, so their participation in this stage of their child's life is a logical next step. Trust me, parents - they want your involvement more than they let on. As a HR Manager, the regular version of "What Color Is Your Parachute" has been a resource I've relied on and recommended for the past 15 years to those affected by unexpected downsizings and by the `I want to do something different but I don't know what' bug. After reviewing this new version, I feel confident young people will benefit as much from this work personally as I have professionally. Highly recommended for young people who seek answers to the simple but complex question, "What's next for me?"

Definitely a crucial book for any teenager who cares about his/her future!

Wow! I wish I had this wonderful book when I was a teenager. I remember very vividly when I came across Richard Bolles' 'What Colour is Your Parachute', it was way back in the late 80's/early 90's. At that time, I was embarking on a journey to find out about what I wanted to do with the second half of my life. Naturally, I was attracted to this new book when I saw it in my local bookstore. I am pleased to note that the author has now teamed up with Carol Christen, a career strategist & Jean Blomquist, a college counseller, to come out with this great guide to help teens zero in on their favourite skills & apply that knowledge to get the most out of school, set goals & pursue their dreams. More importantly, this book actually brings back some sweet memories of what I have perused - pondered about & worked out - for the first time. It is filled with interactive exercises, provoking worksheets & interesting profiles of young adults who have found their uniques paths in life, all beautifully structured in a three-part layout: - Part I: Discovering Your Dream Job; - Part II: On the Way to Your Future; - Part III: Landing Your Dream Job & More; With a track record of some thirty years in the career advising arena, the lead author's 'What Colour is your Parachute' has been recognised as the world's best selling job hunting book. To me, it is very much more than that - it's about you & your future; about exploring who you are, what's important to you & what you like to do. I fully concur with the authors: Life is meant to be lived to the fullest. In order to achieve a fulfilling life, all of us must do what we love & love what we do! To sum up my review, this is definitely a crucial book for every teenager who cares about his/her future. Attention: Mums & Dads, please go & buy this book for your teenaged kids as soon as possible!!! You will be ambly rewarded in the long term.
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