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Firestarters: 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women Paperback – November 27, 2012
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A very inspirational book. It taught me about jobs that I had no idea existed and gave me more options. -- Ali H., age 14
Absorbing . Belongs on the bookshelves of high school, public, and college libraries and in university career centers. Highly recommended. -- Library Journal (starred review)
Firestarters is sure to pique the interest of girls and young women in careers they may not have previously considered. -- Heidi Holmer, Librarian, Girls Incorporated®
Firestarters presents a "down-to-earth" view of the many career options that young women have to choose from. -- Ashley Reed, Licensed Social Worker
Hands-on information, a sense of personal journey, and solid advice gained from lessons learned find their home in this book. -- Meg Milne Moulton and Whitney Ransome, Co-Executive Directors, the National Coalition of Girls' Schools
I found the stories to be interesting, realistic, and diverse. -- Caroline Stange, Director of Career Services, Polly Fox Academy/YWCA, Toledo, OH
The interviews provide a realistic, hands-on feel for what being a career woman is all about! -- Fawn B., age 17
This book will spark interest and curiosity that will give girls the confidence needed to set educational career goals. -- Pam Mancilla-Santos, Career Services Advisor, Texas School of Businessa Kaplan Higher Education Corporation
This engaging and candidly written resource can ignite the fires of interest in unique, compelling careers with honest, interesting descriptions. -- Kathi Viola, Director of Membership and Marketing, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, Paramus, NJ --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Kelly E.B. Beatty received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1992. She is currently working on a second major in Interior Design from Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She worked for various advertising agencies as a broadcast producer for 11 years. She is a student member of the American Society of Interior Designers and Kappa Omicron Nu honor society. Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw received a Speech Communication degree and Business Administration minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in marketing for various companies for six years. After deciding to stay home with her young children, Dale was able to keep her marketing skills sharp by freelancing, writing children's stories and co-authoring Firestarters. She currently splits her time between marketing for a regional medical services company and the duties of motherhood. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Highly reccomended. I'm giving it for Christmas to my niece who goes to college next year without a clue about what she wants to do. This should show there's a whole world to chooses from.
you can take. A cool book for teens, but not a replacement for real career books and guidance (ie Occupational Outlook Handbook).
The women profiled in Firestarters have dynamic jobs, and many have changed direction sometime during the course of their careers. They give candid assessments about what a day on the job is like, and they also talk about challenges they face. If your book club takes it on as a selection, each girl could choose three or four of the jobs profiled and talk about what interests her about the work.
The book would also be a great entree for moms to talk about their career pathways. I've found that as we all try to get through a busy family schedule every day, parents often don't share details about the beginning of their careers or the process they went through in deciding what to do after high school graduation. Firestarters is very accessible too. Each profile is organized the same, making it easy to pick up and read one or two profiles at a time.