Investigating Your Career

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Cengage Learning, Apr 2, 2007 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER 2E is the perfect solution for the states that now require/recommend a semester length middle school/junior high career course before graduating students to high school. This is an opportunity for students to direct their attention toward an area of interest that might develop into a career path and identify high school and college course offerings related to their career choices. This revised middle school/junior high career exploration text uniquely focuses on the students' individual PATH to success: their Passions, Attitude, Talents, and Heart, as career possibilities are explored. By choosing a career based on what they want to do, they develop the ability to make informed decisions about their future, are more excited about learning, and are more motivated to stay in school. Students learn critical success skills such as how to budget their money, the value and misuse of credit, and how to manage their time. Focusing education on the future, the U.S. Office of Education has grouped careers into 16 clusters based on similar job characteristics. Every chapter in INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER 2E includes detailed information on a career cluster allowing students to learn about the various career options available to them. The career cluster approach makes it easier for students to understand the relevance of their required courses and helps them select their elective courses more wisely.
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Ann Jordan has served as the Career Development Manager for the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development, where she supervised the K-12 Career Development program. In this capacity, she oversaw career development programs for over 115,000 K-12 students across 36 school districts. Currently, Ann works as a career development consultant for various organizations and school districts in Southwest Ohio. Ann is the co-author of Communicating for Success and Discovering Your Career.

Lynne T. Whaley, an educational consultant in Boise, Idaho, develops and teaches business skills courses for the public and private sector. She has served as an Office Occupations instructor at Boise State University. During the first 13 years of her career, Lynne held a variety of marketing positions at a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm.

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