Higher Education

Investigating Your Career, 2nd Edition

  • (includes CD-ROM)
  • Ann Jordan
  • Lynne Whaley
  • ISBN-10: 1111430101  |  ISBN-13: 9781111430108
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.75

About

Overview

INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER 2E has recently been updated to a copyright 2011 to include Math and Financial information. This text is the perfect solution for the states that now require/recommend a semester length middle school/junior high career course before graduating students to high school. This is an opportunity for students to direct their attention toward an area of interest that might develop into a career path and identify high school and college course offerings related to their career choices. This copyright update edition can be used concurrently with the copyright 2008 edition. This revised middle school/junior high career exploration text uniquely focuses on the students individual PATH to success: their Passions, Attitude, Talents, and Heart, as career possibilities are explored. By choosing a career based on what they want to do, they develop the ability to make informed decisions about their future, are more excited about learning, and are more motivated to stay in school. New Math and Financial exercises have been added. Students learn critical success skills such as how to budget their money, the value and misuse of credit, and how to manage their time. Focusing education on the future, the U.S. Office of Education has grouped careers into 16 clusters based on similar job characteristics. Every chapter in INVESTIGATING YOUR CAREER 2E includes detailed information on a career cluster allowing students to learn about the various career options available to them. The career cluster approach makes it easier for students to understand the relevance of their required courses and helps them select their elective courses more wisely.

Features and Benefits

  • This updated 2011 copyright now includes math and financial exercises to provide more academic connections.
  • Students learn CRITICAL SUCCESS SKILLS such as how to budget their money, the value and misuse of credit, and how to manage their time.
  • FOCUS ON ASSESSMENT with end-of-chapter review questions offers student's chapter comprehension reinforcement.
  • VOCABULARY BUILDER reinforces student understanding of key terms introduced in the chapter and provides additional emphasis on vocabulary.
  • ACTIVITY CD, packaged with every text, includes a Career Portfolio Builder which contains instructions and forms for keeping track of items to use in a career portfolio, Text Activities (forms), and additional Activities and Projects.
  • A portfolio icon appears throughout the text to identify specific documents that can be put into the CAREER PORTFOLIO BUILDER. These activities are used to help discover ideal careers, to develop career plans, and to provide guidance on the career journey.
  • P*A*T*H to Success is a four-step approach used throughout the book to help students with the self-discovery process. It helps students explore their passions, attitude, talents, and heart, through career assessments and developing a career plan.
  • REAL PEOPLE/REAL CAREERS, one per chapter, identify the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONS 16 CAREER CLUSTERS. They tell engaging, true stories that spotlight interesting careers and career paths, expanding students' knowledge of career possibilities. Web sites provide an opportunity for more exploration.
  • NET BOOKMARK provides Internet activities that allow the student to expand their knowledge of career topics and to enhance their research skills.
  • THINK CRITICALLY questions relating to material that has just been covered help develop critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • CAREER SUCCESS TIP includes tips to help students succeed in a career by showing the importance of planning for the future early on. The importance of volunteer work and extra-curricular activities is explored as well as educational and work experiences that will help build the skills needed to be successful in a chosen career.
  • An abundance of CHAPTER ASSESSMENTS can be found at the end of each chapter. Included are a Chapter Summary, Vocabulary Builder, Review What you Have Learned, Activities, and Case Challenges which offer valuable student knowledge reinforcement.

Table of Contents

Part I: GETTING READY.
1. Preparing Your Path to Success.
2. Influences on Career Choices.
3. Understanding Yourself.
Part II: NARROWING THE CHOICES.
4. Looking into the Future.
5. Understanding Future Careers.
6. Your Internal Career Design.
Part III: PLANNING.
7. Setting Goals.
8. Career Preparation Choices.
9. From Here to Your Career.
Part IV: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEP.
10. Succeeding in a Career.
11. Teamwork.
12. Understanding the Workplace.
Part V: CREATING TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE.
13. Searching for a Job.
14. Applying for a Job.
15. Interviewing for a Job.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Complete coverage of the Department of Education's 16 CAREER CLUSTERS allows students to investigate a wide range of career choices. The career cluster approach makes it easier to understand the relevance of their required courses and helps them select their elective courses more wisely.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + The 16 Career Clusters: A Project-Based Orientation

ISBN-10: 1133164358 | ISBN-13: 9781133164357

List Price = $155.95  | CengageBrain Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Investigating Your Career
    List Price = $96.95  | CengageBrain Price = $96.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.75
  • The 16 Career Clusters: A Project-Based Orientation
    List Price = $58.95  | CengageBrain Price = $58.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.50


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538444819 | ISBN-13: 9780538444811)

This Instructor's Resource CD includes Career Portfolio, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, suggested teaching schedules, teaching masters, text activities, activity and projects with solutions, and chapter tests and solutions.

List Price = $259.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $195.50

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0538444770 | ISBN-13: 9780538444774)

Create quizzes, study guides, and tests easily and quickly with ExamView. This computerized testing tool allows you to create paper and online tests and is ideal for building tests, worksheets, and study guides (practice tests). This assessment solution saves time while creating and grading tests, and improves student results by focusing on specific learning objectives.

List Price = $272.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $205.25

The 16 Career Clusters: A Project-Based Orientation  (ISBN-10: 0538449713 | ISBN-13: 9780538449717)

Welcome to the world of job and career exploration. THE 16 CAREER CLUSTERS: A PROJECT-BASED ORIENTATION TEXT / iMPACT CD PACKAGE contains a chapter of hands-on activities for each of the U.S. Department of Education's 16 career clusters plus an iMPACT interactive text CD. Now students can explore job and career options through activities that help them discover what skills and traits are needed to be successful in each career field. The iMPACT Interactive text CD is a fully functioning version of the textbook delivered via CD-ROM, offering a fresh new way of learning. Most of the activities can be completed on the computer using the built-in forms provided on the CD. Students can print their completed activity forms or e-mail them directly to the instructor. Interactive elements include hypertext links from the Table of Contents to subsections of the text, live Internet links, and animations to help students complete the activities. The Career Cluster approach has been implemented in many classes today. It allows students to explore a wide range of career opportunities from entry level through management and professional levels. In the process of completing this book, students learn more about their own talents and interests while thinking about each job or career as it relates to them, their plans, and their dreams for the future. They will learn about--and make decisions about--hiring practices, business ethics, emerging technologies, finances, and globalization.

List Price = $91.95  | CengageBrain Price = $91.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.25

Student Supplements

The 16 Career Clusters: A Project-Based Orientation  (ISBN-10: 0538449713 | ISBN-13: 9780538449717)

Welcome to the world of job and career exploration. THE 16 CAREER CLUSTERS: A PROJECT-BASED ORIENTATION TEXT / iMPACT CD PACKAGE contains a chapter of hands-on activities for each of the U.S. Department of Education's 16 career clusters plus an iMPACT interactive text CD. Now you can explore job and career options through activities that help you discover what skills and traits are needed to be successful in each career field. The iMPACT Interactive text CD is a fully functioning version of the textbook delivered via CD-ROM, offering a fresh new way of learning. Most of the activities can be completed on the computer using the built-in forms provided on the CD. You can print your completed activity forms or e-mail them directly to the instructor. Interactive elements include hypertext links from the Table of Contents to subsections of the text, live Internet links, and animations to help students complete the activities. The Career Cluster approach has been implemented in many classes today. It allows you to explore a wide range of career opportunities from entry level through management and professional levels. In the process of completing this book, you will learn more about your own talents and interests while thinking about each job or career as it relates to you, your plans, and your dreams for the future. You will learn about--and make decisions about--hiring practices, business ethics, emerging technologies, finances, and globalization.

List Price = $91.95  | CengageBrain Price = $91.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Jordan

Ann Jordan has served as the Career Development Manager for the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development, where she supervised the K-12 Career Development program. In this capacity, she oversaw career development programs for over 115,000 K-12 students across 36 school districts. Currently, Ann works as a career development consultant for various organizations and school districts in Southwest Ohio. Ann is the co-author of Communicating for Success and Discovering Your Career.

Lynne Whaley

Lynne T. Whaley, an educational consultant in Boise, Idaho, develops and teaches business skills courses for the public and private sector. She has served as an Office Occupations instructor at Boise State University. During the first 13 years of her career, Lynne held a variety of marketing positions at a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm.