“What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens” Has Solid Career Discernment Advice for New Career Launchers
The book first What Color is Your Parachute is a resource I recommend for job hunt advice and finding what career is best for you. Check out my blog entry on it. Richard Nelson Bolles, the writer co-authored another book, What Color is Your Parachute for Teens, that’s just as valuable for teens and college students. It provides career discernment advice so students starting off can decide what they want to do with their lives.
The book takes a similar approach to the first book, with adjustments made for the younger crowd. It helps identify the things you like to do and how that relates to transferrable skills. One quote accurately describes what the book sets out to do:
“We want you to discover and pursue your whole dream with your whole heart!”
The exercises help in identifying what you love to do, who you like to work with, and where you like to do those things. The book’s objective is to match the reader with a job title and description that’s right for them. And the reader will be happy to see that they probably have more transferable skills than they expected.
The writing style is positive and engaging. The book is considerably shorter than the first Color and takes a much more direct approach to getting the job done. Adults looking to find a new career for themselves might consider it as good alternative to the first book.