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What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens



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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1(7)
PART ONE discovering your dream job
What You Love to Do: Your Favorite Interests and Best Skills
Who You Love to Work With: Your Favorite Types of People
Where You Love to Be: Your Ideal Work Environment
Putting the Pieces Together: Identifying Your Potential Dream Jobs
PART TWO on the way to your future
What Do I Do Now?: Making the Most Out of High School
What Do I Do Next?: Making the Most Out of College
A Tool to Shape Your Future: Setting Goals
PART THREE landing your dream job and more
How to Search for---and Find---Your Dream Job
The Top 10 Mistakes Job Hunters Make---and How You Can Avoid Them
Beyond Your Dream Job: Creating the Life You Want
Appendix: More Information Interview 145(16)
Index 161

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