Are you an upcoming freshman who is thinking about entering the workforce after high school? Here’s what you can work on this summer:
- Get a copy of career books recommended by your school or public library. Make a list of jobs that sound appealing. Here are some suggested titles:
- What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens
- Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
- Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do
- The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
- Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013-2014
- Grow Up, Get a Job, Career Exploration Workbook: Activities & Exercises
- Now What?: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career
- A Fork in the Road: A Career Planning Guide for Young Adults
- Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning
- If you are 14 or older, obtain working papers so that if you want to get a job, this task is taken care of. The Pennsylvania work permit is a wallet card and can be stored easily.
- Learn some basic skills, such as lawn-mowing, gardening, lifeguarding (check with your local pool for courses), or babysitting so you can pick up casual work. Bonus: Now you’ll have some cash in your pocket.