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Planning Your School-to-Career Transition

Skills for Work and Life Success

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Planning Your School-to-Career Transition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-922-7

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Pages: 112

Copyright: 2012 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

John J. Liptak, Ed.D.


Graduating from school and moving into the workforce is one of the most challenging career transitions your students will encounter. For graduates, this transition means learning a new set of skills and adapting to a new set of roles. Although it is exciting, this transition from school to a new job can also be chaotic and stressful.

This workbook helps students identify the potential pitfalls to a successful transition, and then helps them devise and implement a plan for overcoming those weaknesses. It features checklists, tips, examples, worksheets, and case studies that open students’ eyes to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success beyond school.

The most prominent skills needed to be successful in the school-to-career transition can be placed into the following categories, which correspond to the five sections of the workbook:

  • Career transition
  • Job search
  • Career management
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Life management
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: Life Management Skills Chapter 2: Emotional Intelligence Skills Chapter 3: Job Search Skills Chapter 4: Career Transition Skills Chapter 5: Career Management Skills Index
Author Bio

John Liptak, Ed.D., has written several books and best-selling assessments for JIST. He is one of the leading developers of quantitative and qualitative assessments in the country and is the associate director of the Experiential Learning and Career Development office at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

He provides career assessment and career counseling services for students. He also helps them develop portfolios and search for employment and internship opportunities that match their interests and values. Liptak focuses on teaching students about the connections between career development and learning, leisure, and work experiences.

He consults on the development of assessments for schools and agencies around the country and has developed specialized assessment instruments for use with clients. He is a regular speaker at national and international conventions on assessment development and is also a JIST-certified trainer.

For interview requests or questions about Liptak, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.