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Job smarts : how to find work or start a business, manage earnings, and more
2012
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  School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-These visually appealing titles aim to help teens get smart about potential life pitfalls. The practical information contains helpful advice. For example, Job discusses the whys, hows, and whens of employment, and Scheduling walks readers through establishing time-management methods. The prevalence of technology in modern society is emphasized in the text and its distractions are frequently warned about. All in all, this series has some useful information, but the layout is weak. The font size is very small, which makes for some difficult reading, and key summary sentences are presented in tiny, colored cursive font. USA Today articles are included throughout the titles in sidebars, but they come across as contrived marketing ploys-the topics do relate, but some are rather dated (a 1999 article in Budgeting, a 2002 article in Job) or poorly edited. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Horn Book Review

Photographs, sidebars, and articles from USA Today combine with a conversational text to present a sound discussion of the featured subjects. Each title provides an appropriate amount of information on issues that are relevant to adolescents navigating the complexities of family, friends, first jobs, and money management. The corny posed photos are unfortunate. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these USA Today Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships titles: Conflict Resolution Smarts, Budgeting Smarts, Job Smarts, Scheduling Smarts, Relationship Smarts, and Shopping Smarts.] (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
<p>Low on cash? Tired of being the only one who's too broke to go out? Maybe it's time for a job. Think about it--with your own paycheck, you'll have money to spend and money to save, and you'll gain valuable work experience. If you're feeling really ambitious, you might even decide to start your own business. Lifeguarding? Pet sitting? Computer work? No matter what job you choose, it all adds up to cash in your pocket.<br> <br> This book explores teenage employment from all angles. You'll discover<br> * how to choose the right kind of job and how to fit it into your busy schedule.<br> * the nuts and bolts of landing a job, from resume writing to interviewing.<br> * how to act like a professional--so you'll keep that job once you get it.<br> * the art of money management, including saving and spending wisely.<br> * how to start your own business, attract customers, and start the profits rolling in.<br> <br> Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, Job Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same employment situations you are. Ready to wise up to the job market? Read on!</p>
Table of Contents
Introduction I Need Money!p. 4
Chapter 1Are You Ready for a Jobp. 6
Chapter 2Landing a Jobp. 14
Chapter 3Keeping a Jobp. 26
Chapter 4Managing Your Hard-Earned Cashp. 36
Chapter 5Take Chargep. 46
Epilogue: Planning for the Futurep. 56
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Further Information
Index
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