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Parent's Guide to College and Careers by Barbara Cooke

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CHAPTER 3

Getting Real About the21st Century Job Market

The easiest and most effective way for you to help your child with career exploration is to encourage informational interviewing.

Here is how it works:

1. Using the Networking Contacts worksheet, write down the job titles or career fields your child has already considered in the Information About column.

2. Reviewing your own network of family, friends, and work associates, come up with the names of people working in the fields your child has indicated or in related fields.

3. Write the names of these contacts and their phone or e-mail information in the Name column on the Networking Contacts worksheet.

4. Help your child arrange a meeting with each of these people.

5. Have your child use ...

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