If you’re more than six years old, then you’ve probably had a few questions regarding what job you’d like to do. When you’re young, people ask what you want to be when you grow up. Some children would say that they aspire to be astronauts or firemen, while others might focus on a more creative position, striving for employment as a zombie assassin (as a teacher, my wife meets some interesting kids!). However, even those of us old enough to know that killing zombies isn’t a viable career path may not know what we really want to do in a career. That’s where The Career Key comes in. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because they were mentioned in the Zumeo Web 2.0 review article recently and the Working Podcast covered them back in 2007.
The good folks over at The Career Key site were kind enough to let us review one of their eBooks. “The 2009 What Job is Best for You?” book helps with the questions that all of us face. What am I good at? What should I do? Why am I interested in certain topics, ideas, or activities? Is zombie hunting a legitimate career? These are just some of the issues they address over at The Career Key (excluding the undead extermination one, of course). Their focus is on being one of the best and most reliable resources available, and from what I’ve seen, they can certainly deliver!
Juliet Wehr Jones, J.D. sent me this intriguing note with the copy of the eBook.
What makes The Career Key and our resources unique is the focus on using the best science and counseling practices to help people make the best career choice decisions. We do not rely on advertising, link exchanges or other “pay to play” methods of building users – we simply offer the best quality career choice advice. For that reason, since our launch in 1997, thousands of schools, libraries, nonprofits, and popular career websites like the Jobhunter’s Bible and The Riley Guide recommend and link to us.
Five of my Favorite Parts of the eBook
• The fantastic sections encouraging networking and strategies for building a network of qualified professionals through informational interviews
• They believe so much in their work that they use their research to help others by donating to small businesses and other causes
• There’s a section on goals and action plans that will really help a job seeker or a person looking for a career change with finding the right occupational “fit”
• They acknowledge and encourage entrepreneurs by promoting the Self Employment Key for the enterprising folks out there
You can get all this information and more for less than $9 in the 90-page “The 2009 What Job is Best for You?” eBook. Since Andrew is advocating that you trust someone, why not put your trust in the experts at The Career Key?