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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Are You a Helicopter Parent?
What Is the “New Economy”?
Getting Involved in Your Child’s Career Planning
Defining College Goals
CHAPTER 3
How Informational Interviewing Can Help with Career Goals
What Does the Job Market Look Like?
Identifying Your Career Connections
CHAPTER 4
What Is a Career-Interest Inventory?
Personality Type and Satisfying Careers
Finding Web Resources for Career Planning
CHAPTER 5
Finding a First Career
The Skills Pyramid
Adaptive Skills
Functional Skills
Specific-Content Skills
Specific-Content Majors
Transferable Skills Majors
Liberal Arts Majors and the Economy
Key Points in Choosing a College Major
Is Your Child Ready to Go Away to School?
Academic Preparedness
Social/Emotional Preparedness
Financial Preparedness
CHAPTER 8
Reality Check on College Borrowing
Loans Needed to Pay for College
Other Things to Consider
Understanding How College Credits Apply to Degrees
CHAPTER 10
Lost in the Middle
Looking at the Structure of the Job Market
Professional Jobs
Technician Jobs
Operative Jobs
Identifying Alternatives to a Four-Year Degree
Going Back to Step 1
Helping a College Graduate Regroup
Networking for Ideas
Identifying Your Values
Evaluating Grad School as an Option
Avoiding the Five-Year Plan
Out of College and Into the Workforce
Index
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Parent's Guide to College and Careers

Parent's Guide to College and Careers

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This upbeat handbook gives down-to-earth advice for parents who want to constructively help with their child’s college and career planning, without micromanaging or hounding.

This upbeat handbook gives down-to-earth advice for parents who want to constructively help with their child’s college and career planning, without micromanaging or hounding.

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