Transform Interests Into Jobs: A Career Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)

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Transform Interests Into Jobs: A Career Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)


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Transform Interests into Jobs: A Career Practitioner's Guide is sure to become a favorite in career practitioner's libraries. Completing the activities in the workbook guides students and clients to jobs that match their ideal. This workbook helps young adults create financially independent, sustainable lives.

There are 30,000 jobs at work in the United States. Recruiters divide jobs into over 80 job families. The problem of career choice for teens and young adults isn't one of scarcity, but dividing the possibilities into reasonable categories that can be effectively researched for jobs that may suit. A young person's interests provide the compass for guiding that research.

Why career practitioners of all kinds, Guidance Counselors, Career Coaches, Career Counselors, and College Career Center Counselors, will love Transform Interests into Jobs:
  • It works
  • It can be used with individuals or groups
  • It breaks down the sometimes complicated process of turning interests into fields and then into job families and finally into job titles into actionable bite-sized steps
  • The worksheets are reproducible. They are intended to be copied and reused with many clients or workshop participants.
  • It contains a list of the 80+ job families currently used by recruiters

What career leaders are saying about Transform Interests into Jobs: A Career Practitioner's Guide:

"The authors' steadfast respect for self-awareness and very clear and practical steps to complete the What, Where and How of the Parachute Process makes it an easy to follow and thorough map to help teens self-direct their own process."
-Rich Feller, Ph.D, author, professor and NCDA past president

"This workbook successfully focuses on a career education need of our youth and, ultimately, our American society ... for high school students, this workbook material is a necessity "
-Helen Harkness, Ph.D., futurist and founder of Career Design Associates
Carol Christen has researched successful transitions from school to work for a decade. She shares that research in this guide and in the 3rd edition of What Color Is Your Parachute For Teens, released April 2015. She is a master teacher of Parachute's empowering career decision making concepts. She ran a federally funded Parachute Program for 17 to 21 year olds and a Job Club for mature workers in an area of high unemployment. Robin Roman Wright, MA is owner of a Career and ADHD consulting business in Andover, MA. She is a Board Certified Career Coach. She is also a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about helping teens and young adults identify their talents and skills as well as discover job opportunities that will be satisfying and rewarding. She has presented to varied audiences on the topic of career planing including the International Career Development Conference, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the Independent Educational Consultant's Association. Over the last seven years Robin has co-authored an e-zine for parents and teens with Carol Christen.
Product Details ISBN: 9780692497302
ISBN-10: 0692497307
Publisher: Leadership and Careers Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 2015
Pages: 36
Language: English