Almost every career book is for the career seeker, often of varied ages. But this book is for parents trying to help their college or post-college age child transition effectively into a happy and successful career. The first half directly addresses parents. The second half is designed for the twentysomething directly and/or for parents to help guide their twentysomething.
The genesis of the book emanated from career counseling work with parents who felt helpless as they watched their twentysomething children struggle with career issues. This guide will help parents help their children navigate the increasingly complex world of career choices. If the readers of this book are typical of our company's clients, they are the parents of:
(1) young adults who graduated from college but have not found work that has placed them on a career path of their choice
(2) college students who are facing the college-to-career transition
(3) high school students, who, prior to investing in college, want to have a conversation about choosing their career
Through imparting lessons that will illustrate:
Why parents must overcome this generation's cultural barrier against advising their adult children, update their original career programming and understand how to help their children navigate career-based psychological issues. Moreover, parents will learn why the employer-employee relationship of the last century is no more; how having the ability to create one's own work will create invincibility; and why parents must learn to be effective advisors
The second part of the book will directly help your twentysomething understand their Personality Preferences, Core Motivations, and Values, Interests, Aptitudes, Skills, and Credentials, Geographical Preferences in order to find a career path that will lead to happiness and success.
If you feel helpless about helping your struggling twentysomething find a happy and successful career, this book will give you hope and help.