Higher Education

Investigating Your Career, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Ann Jordan
  • Lynne Whaley
  • ISBN-10: 0538436697  |  ISBN-13: 9780538436694
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.75
  • Newer Edition Available



By emphasizing why lifelong learning is an essential skill for career planning, Investigating Your Career helps students in grades 7 and 8 make the most of their future high school years. This semester-length middle school text encourages students to investigate their own identity and implement career plans that fit their individuality by matching career focus to their interests, abilities, values, personalities and personal goals. 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.

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.


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Instructor Supplements

Teacher's Wrap Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538436700 | ISBN-13: 9780538436700)

The Teacher's Wraparound edition includes a wealth of information to assist you in presenting Investigating Your Career to students. The material appears in the side margins and in boxes at the bottom of each core page of every chapter. Teaching suggestions for end-of-chapter activities appear in the margins of the pages.

ExamView  (ISBN-10: 0538436751 | ISBN-13: 9780538436755)

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. (Windows/Macintosh site license)

Instructor's Resource CD (Win/Mac. Contains lesson plans, powerpoint slides, forms & documents, student CD files)  (ISBN-10: 053843676X | ISBN-13: 9780538436762)

Contains PowerPoint Slides, Video Discussion Guide, Test Bank - pdf files, Student CD files, Texas Correlation

Adoption Box (includes text/CD, Teacher's Wrap Edition, Teacher Edition of Activities & Projects, Teacher Edition of Chapter Tests)  (ISBN-10: 0538437219 | ISBN-13: 9780538437219)

Video - segments introduce each chapter  (ISBN-10: 0538436778 | ISBN-13: 9780538436779)

Video segments introduce each chapter.

List Price = $287.25  | CengageBrain Price = $287.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $287.25

Teacher's Resource Box (contains Teacher's Wrap Edition, Demo CD, TE Activities and Projects, TE chapter Tessts  (ISBN-10: 0538436794 | ISBN-13: 9780538436793)

Contains Annotated Instructor Edition Text, Instructor Resource CD (PowerPoint Slides, Video Discussion Guide, Test Bank - pdf files, Student CD files), Annotated Instructor's Edition Chapter Tests, Annotated Instructor's Edition Activities & Projects

List Price = $194.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.50

Student Supplements

e-Book 8  (ISBN-10: 0538443286 | ISBN-13: 9780538443289)

Now you and your students can access these dynamic, interactive products and take learning to a new level. eBooks enhance traditional courses by providing material digitally. eBooks are viewed on a computer with a free Adobe® Acrobat® Book Reader™ and look exactly like the printed version-including photos, graphics, and rich fonts. Additional features not available in a printed version include the ability to customize the content by Annotating text, Highlighting key passages, Inserting "sticky notes," and Book-marking pages.

List Price = $75.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

Video - segments introduce each chapter  (ISBN-10: 0538436778 | ISBN-13: 9780538436779)

Video segments introduce each chapter.

List Price = $287.25  | CengageBrain Price = $287.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $287.25

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.