So you’re a high school or college student who thinks you know what you want to do with the rest of your life. Or maybe you don’t have the first clue about your future. In either case, Tamara S. Raymond’s Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career should be at the top of your reading list.
Tamara wrote Careering to help young adults avoid the traps she fell into as a result of struggling to figure out her career path after college. Today, this successful leadership development coach shares her hard-learned lessons to help you quickly identify your passions and strengths so you can find your way in the world of work. “I want you to avoid spending eight years in the wrong jobs like I did,” she says.
Her concise and easy-to-read pocket guide helps you:
- evaluate your interests, skills, and passions
- identify jobs, internships, and volunteer positions that align with your personal gifts
identify multiple career exploration avenues, from camps to summer jobs
put together a resume and references, even if you’ve never had a “real” job
learn how to network, apply for jobs, and develop interviewing skills
learn how to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities
learn how not to use social media if you want to land a job
and do so much more
“As a career coach and recruiter, I am forever meeting people that are unfulfilled and deflated by the work that they do, instead of joyful and deeply satisfied. Tamara offers a solution by empowering students — who are on the very brink of their career — with the steps necessary to create a career path that is custom-made for them, based on their inherent skills, gifts, and passions. Every young person deserves the gift of Careering, and the difference it will make in their lives.”~ Lindsay Putnam Conn Pekar, Career/Life Coach & Recruiter
“Careering is ideal for any young adult at any point in their life — whether they are applying for college, looking for a job or serving our country. It helped me organize my thoughts in a simple yet beneficial way. With personal narratives from different events in her life,positive and negative, Ms. Raymond proves that anyone can be successful once they take the time to prepare themselves. I highly recommend this book to other students. It’s a must read!” ~ Jeremiah Edwards, Undergraduate Student and Announcer for the Hampton University Marching Force
“This subject is so important. Even though I am many decades removed from beginning my career, I still cannot comprehend why high schools do not spend more time on this. You have hit on the right combination of length (short enough to be read in an hour or so) and practical insights (enabling those entering their careers to see from the perspective of potential employers). Your book is very well done and I can highly recommend it. It should be required reading for every high school junior and senior.” ~ Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards Program
About the Author:
Tamara S. Raymond is a certified leadership coach and career strategist dedicated to helping professionals reach their maximum potential; and young people get on the right career path so they can make a difference. Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career is Tamara’s first book. It is available as a paperback, e-book and audiobook. An online course based on the book was released Fall 2020.
In her book, Tamara has woven together her extensive career experience, academic journey and passion for coaching-mentoring youth to share knowledge with teens and young adults. Tamara’s goal is to offer them unique insight into how to excel both academically and in their chosen profession through awareness of their goals, interests and talents, in a purposeful and focused way.
For more information about Tamara and her other projects, including her coaching services, visit www.imcleaders.com.