Career Exploration Reading

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There are many articles, books, blogs and other items available to read on the topic of careers and career exploration. We have curated a variety of them for your reading pleasure to help grow awareness on the topic and to help you along the way.


Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose (Medium, May 26, 2020)

Why Companies Need to Rethink the Value of a College Degree (Inc., Nov. 12, 2020)

The Latest TikTok Craze: Career Advice, Résumé Reviews and Interview Tips (The Washington Post, Mar. 26, 2021)

More Students Are ‘Stacking’ Credentials en Route to a Degree (Wired, June 2, 2020)

Defeating Competitiveness with Career Readiness (Find Your Grind, Feb. 24, 2020)

How to Find Internships in High School (XQ Rethink Together, Aug. 7, 2020)

14 Career Sites for High School Students (Money Prodigy, November 16, 2020)

How To Help My Young Adult Find Their Purpose (Today, Feb. 1, 2020)

How Working From Home Changed Our Kids’ Perceptions of Work (Washington Post, May 3, 2021)

These are the questions you should ask to get your career on the right track (Fast Company, November 2019)

A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: ‘I Just Feel Lost’ (The Wall Street Journal, September 2021)

How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career (Fast Company, April 2016)

These New Apps And Their Creators Are Changing The Game On Career Pathways For America’s Youth (Forbes, September 2021)

Youth Employment: Top Reasons You Should Have a Job Before 18 (Peerro, April 2020)


Examining the Value of Nondegree Credentials (Strada, July 2021)

Unlocking Career Potential: An Analysis of the Career Navigation & Guidance Product Landscape (Entangled Solutions, Apr. 2020)

High School & The Future of Work: A Guide for State Policymakers (XQ Institute, 2020)

Credentials Matter Phase 2: A 2020 Update on Credential Attainment and Workforce Demand in America (Burning Glass Technologies, September 2020)

The Overlooked Value Of Certificates And Associate’s Degrees: What Students Need to Know Before They Go to College (Georgetown University, 2020)


Roadmap by Roadtrip Nation

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

The College Board Book of Majors by College Board

(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century by Dr. Kevin Fleming

Careers: The Graphic Guide to Planning Your Future by DK

What Color is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles, with Katherine Brooks

There’s a Hat for That!: Exploring Careers That Fit You Best by Dr. Kevin Fleming