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Career & Life Explorer, Third Edition

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Career & Life Explorer
ISBN: 978-1-59357-830-5
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Career & Life Explorer
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Edition: Third

Copyright: 2011 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

Michael Farr and The Editors at JIST

Self-scoring, self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.

The Career & Life Explorer gets students thinking about their futures and careers while encouraging them to stay in school, explore their options, and dream big. With bright colors, appealing graphics, and easy-to-follow instructions, the device guides students as they look at their career clues (their interests, talents, values, hobbies, and more); review more than 250 job titles arranged in six interest groupings; plan their high school courses and activities; and consider education, training, and work options after high school.

This third edition is easier to use than ever, with streamlined instructions and a new six-panel design. With updated job titles from the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook and updated resources and suggestions, the inventory makes an ideal first step for any middle school or early high school career exploration unit and can help students plan their high school curriculum to match their future plans.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Students develop a one-page "My Ideal Job" poster, which includes their top interest groups, possible jobs, skills and values, and education plans.
  • An updated resources list directs students to career research material.
  • This all-in-one inventory and career explorer is less expensive than competing products for young people.
  • There is space for students to list classes to take in high school, extracurricular activities and part-time work to pursue, and additional research desired.
  • A comprehensive assessment/checklist  measures students' interests, values, work preferences, education, abilities, and other factors, yet is incredibly easy to use.
  • Updated job titles drawn from the latest (2010) edition of the OOH.
  • A free administrator's guide contains special advice for teachers using the Career & Life Explorer in their classrooms.
Author Bio

James Michael Farr founded JIST Publishing and was a nationally recognized job search expert, multi-award winner and best-selling author of more than 20 career books, including The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book and Getting the Job You Really Want. He passed away in December 2010.

Widely known as America’s Career Expert, Farr was an important figure in the self-directed job search movement. His passion was empowering job seekers with the knowledge and skills they needed to take control of their own job searches, so that they’d be less reliant on outplacement and vocational services and counselors to find jobs for them.

In 1981, Farr founded JIST, which has been one of the nation’s largest career publishing houses for nearly 30 years. Farr’s ground-breaking job search and career planning books have sold more than 2 million copies and dominate the career shelves of bookstores and libraries across the nation. Farr is the primary author of the Best Jobs series, Top Careers series, and The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book.

During his lifetime, Farr received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. His books Getting the Job You Really Want, The Very Quick Job Search and Best Jobs for the 21st Century were finalists or winners of Benjamin Franklin Awards. Several videos based on Farr’s job search expertise and book content also have won prestigious Telly, Communicator, WorldFest, NY Film Festival and Videographer awards.

The Editors at JIST have dedicated their careers to helping people by making complicated occupational and job search information understandable, accessible, useful, and beneficial to readers at all levels. Together, they have more than 80 years of experience in writing, editing, teaching, training, supervision, libraries, and retail sales. They are deeply immersed in the career development field and are constantly on the lookout for the newest and most helpful books for job seekers.