Carol is the co-author of the recently released second edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future. This new book summarizes and adapts for teens and young adults the effective principles of career planning and job search from the international bestseller What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles.
For three quarters of today's teens, the question, "Where do you want to go to college?" is irrelevant.
The question teens must answer is: How am I going to support myself in my twenties with jobs that will help me achieve my long term education and career goals?"
Notes from Carol:
My concept for adapting What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens was to create a DIY Career Kit, accessible to anyone willing to take the time to learn how to put together a plan for achieving their goals.
With many schools cutting all kinds of programs, too many youth don't have access to counselors or classes that can help them make plans for life after high school.
This new addition can be a self-guided, but as thorough-as-you-want course to start your career development. Using the matrix of what you like to do, what needs to be done and what’s in demand you can easily find where to start your job market field research. From what you discover in this research, you can make higher education plans to achieve you educational goals, not just run up debt.
Parachute for Teens also has a message of hope. No matter who you are, if you have a plan to patiently build a body of knowledge and experience according to your career goals, you will continue to gain the qualifications for jobs that would be your dream to do.
What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 2nd edition, is available from:
For readers in India
Local bookstores: In Australia, Great Britian, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and other English speaking countries, your favorite bookstore may have the book in stock.
Non English speaking countries are selling the English edition. I'm thrilled that Parachute for Teens is also on sale through websites and bookstores in Russia, Japan, Egypt, Kenya, and Puerto Rico. If there are other non English speaking countries selling the book, please let us know.
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