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Dream Job Profiles: The Young and Successful Share Their Secrets
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Dream Job Profiles: The Young and Successful Share Their Secrets

by Donna Green
 

The young people you will meet in this book all found themselves smack in the middle of their dream jobs or on their dream career path at a very young age. With a dynamic combination of bravery, support from family and friends, and lots of drive and determination, they transformed their passion into something gratifying and profitable.

So forget the rules. What

Overview


The young people you will meet in this book all found themselves smack in the middle of their dream jobs or on their dream career path at a very young age. With a dynamic combination of bravery, support from family and friends, and lots of drive and determination, they transformed their passion into something gratifying and profitable.

So forget the rules. What these young achievers have done can be repeated—in many different fields. The incredible stories and real-life advice in Dream Job Profiles will help you think big and get started on the path to the right job—right now!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Motivating and inspirational, making this book more than just a career guide. . . . This unusual career resource book provides useful firsthand accounts and is definitely an interesting read, not boring like so many humdrum career books. The introduction and epilogue are helpful. . . . Worth buying if unique and engaging career resources are needed or as a supplement to standard career collection fare.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
Publishers Weekly
For those considering hitting the job market. Dream Job Profiles: The Young & Successful Share Their Secrets by Donna Hayden Green may offer some inspiration. Each chapter tells the success story of a young person, from Ryan McCallum, who became a pro sports general manager at 24, to Andy Garret, whose childhood love of water creatures led him to become a marine scientist. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo
Based on extensive interviews, Green tells the stories of ten individual profiles who have creative careers. Each young person portrayed here has worked hard, had a few lucky breaks, and dreamed big. Steve Bursky opened his own talent agency for bands and musicians with funding from a major record company. Sabrina Rinaldi put all her effort into building up a clientele for her make-up artistry. Andy Garrett made the right connections in college to open the door to a dream job in the marine science field. The stories are well told, as Green documents each person's background and tells what each did to get a career started at an early age. Each profile also includes tips for making it in the given field, books and websites that make good resources, and additional information that will prove useful to anyone trying to make it into a given field. This is a perfect book for the young person who dreams big. Reviewer: Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo
VOYA - Karen Sykeny
This book takes a different approach to career material for teens. The author interviewed nine under-thirty successful young people. Careers such as Hollywood reporter, makeup and hair artist, sports manager, Web comic strip creators, NASA astronomer, marine biologist, talent manager, outdoor educator, and mayor are unique and will be intriguing to many young people. Ten- to fifteen-page sections cover the careers and personal accounts of what the interviewees did to start themselves in their chosen fields, how much hard work and networking it took to get established, and what their future plans and efforts are. Some educational background information for a few careers is covered, but most of these stories are more about self-made young people who went above and beyond basic education to achieve their career goals. Some stories are motivating and inspirational, making this book more than just a career guide. At the end of each career section is general information about the career and further reading notes pointing to print and Web resources. This unusual career resource book provides useful firsthand accounts and is definitely an interesting read, not boring like so many humdrum career books. The introduction and epilogue are helpful. It is not an essential purchase but worth buying if unique and engaging career resources are needed or as a supplement to standard career collection fare.
KLIATT
A real-life glimpse into ten odysseys to the perfect career, Green's interviews offer tips and encouragement for the job hunter. The ten careers range from dog trainer and cosmetologist to astronomer, marine scientist, talent manager, mayor, reporter on celebrity news, and video game reviewer. Green makes a compelling case for choosing a political career, which has many negative aspects. She is more convincing in describing the work of an animal advocate. Concluding remarks include the usual tips about networking, chutzpah, and persistence. KLIATT Codes: JS--Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2006, Houghton Mifflin, Graphia, 178p., $7.99.. Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618563203
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/02/2006
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,314,583
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Donna Hayden Green is an award-winning writer who has always taken an interest in learning how people end up doing unusual jobs. This is her first book for teens. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

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