Do you really know what you want to be when you grow up? Have an idea, but donít know the first step? Need guidance or a test-free way to find the true you? Well, donít wait another second! Learn how to use the resources already out there for you! Turn your interests into a career just for you. Learn exactly what you need to do and create a plan. Become prepared for the real world!
Easy-to-read guide for high school and college students
reviewed by Sheila M. Trask
"Why is it so unreasonable that you should be expected to behave in society according to society's rules?"
Writing for a young adult audience, Nicole M. Quarles-Thomas has created a career guidebook that is tailor-made for a generation that grew up getting their information in snippets on their smartphones. Short, cheerful chapters make Think Career an uncomplicated, easy-to-read guide for high school and college students considering their career moves.
Based on survey results from the author's February 2012 study, "Real World Readiness: EvaluationĖCareer/Jobs," the book offers a refreshing change from the usual battery of aptitude tests routinely administered on campus. Instead of focusing on their skills, Quarles-Thomas suggests that students are better served by developing career plans based on activities they actually enjoy. Quizzes and real-life examples help students determine their true interests.
Up-to-date reference lists follow the exercises, giving students practical sources to pursue. An easy starting point for new graduates, Think Career can be a helpful part of the overall research behind launching a career.