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Today’s adolescents face unprecedented challenges. As a teenager, how do you pick a great-for-you job or college major that will finance your future? You need a plan!
The proven exercises in What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens help uncover what matters most to you, what you love to do, the kinds of people you work best with, and how to use the skills and interests you already have—on social media and elsewhere—to choose a major or career path that is uniquely suited to your passions, strengths, and goals.
With the most up-to-date information on how the pandemic and other challenges have altered higher education and the job market, this new edition features time-tested techniques such as information interviewing (with sample outreach and thank-you notes), the latest job discovery tactics (both online and in-person), how to connect to and land great internships, and more.
By implementing a plan now, you can make the most of high school and create a life you’ll enjoy post-graduation!
About the Author
Carol Christen is a career strategist who has worked extensively with teenagers and young adults. She strongly feels that, in a country with few social safety nets, helping youth discover and attain qualifications for well-paying, challenging jobs with advancement opportunities is an issue of social justice. Experience has taught her that the ability to get the best job in any job market is a survival skill that every young adult needs to know.