ERIC Number: ED464217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Cool Women, Hot Jobs...and How You Can Go for It, Too!
Schwager, Tina; Schuerger, Michele
This book is designed to help teen girls discover what a job is really like from women doing what they love. Part 1 features stories of 22 women. From who they are and how they got there to why they love what they do, the real-life stories are intended to provide girls, age 11 and up, with inside information, inspiration, and goal-tracking tips to what could be their own bright future. At the end of each story, job information is provided, including good and not-so-good aspects; dress code; how many hours a week it takes to get the job done; what the work environment is like; education and skills needed to get hired; personality traits best suited for the position; perks and rewards; and a list of things to do right now to explore the field. Words of wisdom and a resource list wraps up the story. Jobs include video choreographer; Egyptologist; dolphin trainer; foundation director; Web director; fighter pilot; wedding planner; zoo director; entrepreneur; professional basketball player; Disney imagineer; Federal Bureau of Investigation agent; fashion designer; space plasma physicist; television producer; classical musician; stuntwoman; footwear designer; and reporter/columnist. Part 2 explains 5 keys to success (imagination, confidence, willingness to take risks, courage, and determination) that may help girls begin to unlock their futures, no matter what their aspirations. It also discusses how to know oneself, set goals, and move ahead. An index is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autobiographies, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Females, Goal Orientation, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Motivation, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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