(*Disclaimer: I RECEIVED this book for free as part of the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for an honest review. No other form of compensation was given, and all opinions expressed in this review are my own.)
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Ten Speed Press (first published April 7th 2015)
Back Cover Blurb:
This updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career.
No idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help you discover your passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs.
Why now? Because when you identify your interests and passions early, you can make informed decisions on what additional schooling (and tuition debt) makes sense for your chosen field.
With fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market, this new edition features activities and advice on information interviewing, social media, internships, and more. Most importantly, it’s packed with big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be.
I love science. I love computers,
making them bend to my will programming them, and technology. That all adds up to Computer Science, of which I will major in. However, that decision hasn’t always been concrete. In order to major in the sciences, one had to possess an inordinate amount of intelligence, I thought. I ain’t that smart, I thought. So, I took personality tests, major quizzes, everything I could get my hands on. Still Computer Science. Still, I wasn’t sure. I scoured the sites of colleges I was interested in, but they didn’t answer my question: Am I really qualified for this?
Then, I started read books like WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?
Cue light-bulb moment.
I got the skillz, and I can totally pursue my major. With confidence, ya’ll.
Many of us are at that stage of life when deciding a career path is, well, stressful. So, I had high hopes for this book. Now, at first, I thought WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE was going to be one of the “follow your dreams” kind. While I’m all for my dreams, they’re a little impractical. So, I typically avoid books like that.
Thankfully, this book surprised me. The author knows what she’s talking about, and even this Google addict learned a whole lot about careers — and college majors. It’s easy to pick a college major once you discover what jobs you’re interested in. This book is an excellent resource, written to help you do just that. The author of this book knows how to talk us youngsters. Her language is simple, and any technical jargon is explained.
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