What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future

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More than 35 years ago, the world was introduced to the revolutionary career guide and job-hunting manual, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? Now, for the first time, Richard Nelson Bolles presents his career bible's central concepts for teen readers. With simpler, more direct language, the teen PARACHUTE teaches high school and college students to zero in on their favorite skills and then to apply that knowledge to finding their perfect college major or job. A significant addition to the Parachute Library, this book will provide guidance and inspiration to a whole new generation of job seekers.Draws on the timeless principles of the best-selling career book to provide high school students with a focused manual for choosing a career.Includes exercises and worksheets throughout.Features concrete, easy-to-understand job-hunting tips.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
discovering your dream job
3
What You Love to Do Your Favorite Interests and Best Skills
6
Who You Love to Work With Your Favorite Types of People
20
Where You Love to Be Your Ideal Work Environment
27
Putting the Pieces Together Identifying Your Potential Dream Jobs
35
on the way to your future
50
What Do I Do Now? Making the Most Out of High School
52
A Tool to Shape Your Future Setting Goals
90
landing your dream joband more
95
How to Search forand FindYour Dream Job
97
The Top to Mistakes Job Hunters Makeand How You Can Avoid Them
128
Beyond Your Dream Job Creating the Life You Want
135
MORE INFORMATION INTERVIEWS
143
INDEX
159
Copyright

What Do I Do Next? Making the Most Out of College
75

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RICHARD NELSON BOLLES is the best-selling author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? and has been a leader in the career development field for more than 35 years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
CAROL CHRISTEN is a career strategist who has worked extensively with teenagers. She lives on California’s Central Coast.

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