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What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future Paperback – April 1, 2006
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As a HR Manager, the regular version of "What Color Is Your Parachute" has been a resource I've relied on and recommended for the past 15 years to those affected by unexpected downsizings and by the `I want to do something different but I don't know what' bug. After reviewing this new version, I feel confident young people will benefit as much from this work personally as I have professionally. Highly recommended for young people who seek answers to the simple but complex question, "What's next for me?"
I remember very vividly when I came across Richard Bolles' 'What Colour is Your Parachute', it was way back in the late 80's/early 90's. At that time, I was embarking on a journey to find out about what I wanted to do with the second half of my life.
Naturally, I was attracted to this new book when I saw it in my local bookstore. I am pleased to note that the author has now teamed up with Carol Christen, a career strategist & Jean Blomquist, a college counseller, to come out with this great guide to help teens zero in on their favourite skills & apply that knowledge to get the most out of school, set goals & pursue their dreams.
More importantly, this book actually brings back some sweet memories of what I have perused - pondered about & worked out - for the first time.
It is filled with interactive exercises, provoking worksheets & interesting profiles of young adults who have found their uniques paths in life, all beautifully structured in a three-part layout:
- Part I: Discovering Your Dream Job;
- Part II: On the Way to Your Future;
- Part III: Landing Your Dream Job & More;
With a track record of some thirty years in the career advising arena, the lead author's 'What Colour is your Parachute' has been recognised as the world's best selling job hunting book. To me, it is very much more than that - it's about you & your future; about exploring who you are, what's important to you & what you like to do.
I fully concur with the authors: Life is meant to be lived to the fullest.
In order to achieve a fulfilling life, all of us must do what we love & love what we do!Read more ›
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A great tool for households where teens are determining their study and career pathPublished 22 months ago by Julia Harris
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This book was a recommendation in lesson material and it is as expected. Great for teens who are undecided on career choices.Published on December 23, 2009 by Dee
This is a great book for teens on how to select their first career. Packed with useful, actionable advice.Published on November 11, 2009 by Russell Kyncl
As a part time career coach, I have used this book with my high school and college age clients. The book is easy to follow with frequent use of web sites. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by beading07