Investigating Your Career by Ann Jordan, Lynne T. Whaley


Investigating Your Career by Ann Jordan, Lynne T. Whaley

By emphasizing why lifelong learning is an essential skill for career planning, Investigating Your Career helps students in grades 7 and 8 make the most of their future high school years. This semester-length middle school text encourages students to investigate their own identity and implement career plans that fit their individuality by matching career focus to their interests, abilities, values, personalities and personal goals. The importance of volunteer work and extra-curricular activities is explored as well as educational and work experiences that will help build the skills needed to be successful in a chosen career.


PART I GETTING READY: 1. Preparing Your Path to Success, 2. Influences on Career Choices, 3. Understanding Yourself, PART II NARROWING THE CHOICES: 4. Looking into the Future, 5. Understanding Future Careers, 6. Your Internal Career Design, PART III PLANNING: 7. Setting Goals, 8. Career Preparation Choices, 9. From Here to Your Career, PART IV PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEP: 10. Succeeding in a Career, 11. Teamwork, 12. Understanding the Workplace, PART V CREATING TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE: 13. Searching for a Job, 14. Applying for a Job, 15. Interviewing for a Job.

About the Author

Ann Jordan has served as the Career Development Manager for the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development, where she supervised the K-12 Career Development program. In this capacity, she oversaw career development programs for over 115,000 K-12 students across 36 school districts. Currently, Ann works as a career development consultant for various organizations and school districts in Southwest Ohio. Ann is the co-author of Communicating for Success and Discovering Your Career. Lynne T. Whaley, an educational consultant in Boise, Idaho, develops and teaches business skills courses for the public and private sector. She has served as an Office Occupations instructor at Boise State University. During the first 13 years of her career, Lynne held a variety of marketing positions at a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm.

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Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and CD-ROM
320 pages


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Publication date

16th February 2003



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