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From School to a Career: A Student's Guide to Success in the Real World (Paperback)
  • From School to a Career: A Student's Guide to Success in the Real World (Paperback)

From School to a Career: A Student's Guide to Success in the Real World (Paperback)

Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 20/01/2005
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There is a huge disconnect in our schools today resulting in frustration in the workforce. Educators evaluate the success of students via graduation percentage rates and student achievement on standardized test scores. Students judge how successful school was by how big their paychecks are when they graduate. A survey of people in the workforce released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average person today will make at least five career changes. The #1 concern of the business community is training young people for work. The #1 concern of students is finding a good employment opportunity upon graduation. John Jell's must read book creates a bridge to close this gap. His book provides a springboard for more than just learning from books and shows students how to focus on their future by identifying their likes and dislikes, plus identify their strengths and weaknesses while still in school. This guide introduces students to the idea of workforce preparation by dispelling myths, giving facts, and providing exercises. Written in a student-friendly manner, From School To A Career, the 'General' curriculum addition to compliment Jell's So...You Want A Great Job When You Graduate, will: provide a roadmap to better prepare students for transition to the workforce, help students learn about themselves and stay focused while they are in school, engage the business community in its effort to recruit and retain higher caliber employees, reduce training and turnover costs. Will be of interest to parents, teachers, and students.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781578862139
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 7 mm

From School To A Career provides practical advice to young people that is easy to understand and useful to their pursuits. I especially like the section on co-curricular student activities, which shows the many skills learned through participation in student activities and their relationship to a successful career. -- Mr. Rocco Marano, director of Student Activities & National Honor Society, National Association of Secondary School Principals
This book is a wonderful tool for students beginning to explore career options-necessary at the high school level to prepare for work and further education. It is also a must read for counselors, advisors as well as teachers. Employers will look forward to hiring such prepared young people. -- Deanna Hanson, C.E.O., Linking Education & Economic Development (Sacramento)
John Jell tells a personal story about common sense action plans and real world applications that will help prepare any student or young adult for a successful career. His ideas and experiences are excellent and provide solid advice. -- Dr. John A. Lammel, director of High School Services & past president, National Association of Secondary School Principals
John Jell's book provides a wealth of knowledge and is a valuable tool in helping students transition from school to the workforce. -- Jean Buckley, president, Future Business Leaders of America
John Jell has filled a critical need by producing a tool that helps young people connect what they are learning to what they hope to do in the future. -- J.D. Hoye, CEO, Keep The Change, Inc. and former director, National School-to-Work Office.
John Jell has written a useful and highly readable book that should help students find their way through the thicket of decisions that face young people as they try to decide what they want to be when they grow up. This book should prove useful to students, parents, and counselors. -- Paul Houston, Executive director, American Association of School Administrators
Jell...offers practical advice for how to develop good job skills while in college. He discusses, among other aspects of job training, time management, the importance of both formal and informal learning, what makes for relevant work experience in a future career field, and networking. Although Jell attended college and relates much of his university career in his book, high school students who choose not to go to a four-year college can still benefit from this book because it addresses work skills that can be learned in trade school or even high school. The professional language is easy for teens to understand and sets a good example of how a job seeker or serious college student should speak and write. Interactive questions and activities appear at the end of each chapter. This resource is recommended for high school libraries and public libraries with a strong career section. * VOYA *
The book's strength is its plucky, scrappy, boot-strapping spirit. It is hard not to like Jell's earnest and sincere interest in helping young people. Jell offers himself as the savvy, caring, straight-talking big brother you wish you had or a personal guidance counselor in your hands. The tone is incessantly upbeat and empowering. * Journal Of College Student Development *

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