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

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

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Written by Carol ChristenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Carol Christen and Richard N. BollesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard N. Bolles

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • On Sale: April 6, 2010
  • Price: $15.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-58008-141-2 (1-58008-141-X)
Also available as an eBook.

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