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What can I do when I grow up? : a young person's guide to careers, money - and the future.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello JNF CAREERS (Text) 37743002337199 Children New Book Shelf Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield J 331.702 What (Text) 31208913182384 children new book Checked out 09/03/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781912891207 (hbk)
  • ISBN: 1912891204 (hbk)
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : The School of Life Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : what can I do when I grow up? -- What is a job? -- Why some jobs can be a bit boring -- Good and bad jobs -- Why it's hard to know what you want to do -- Why are there so many different jobs -- How do jobs get invented? -- Why adverts matter -- Visible and invisible jobs -- How important is money? -- What do you really enjoy? -- Why do people end up in jobs they don't like? -- Why do some people get paid more than others? -- What makes a job enjoyable? -- How is work like school? -- How to answer people who ask you what you are going to do.
Summary, etc.:
It's impossible for a child to spend too long around adults without one of them coming up and asking, as if it were the most normal thing in the world, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" They mean for this to be a relatively simple question; the idea is that you'll quite easily be able to say something like, "A teacher" or "A doctor" and then the adult will move on--and bother someone else. But the truth can be a lot more complicated, and if you've ever felt confused or annoyed by the question, you have every right: Knowing what you might want to do with your working life is one of the biggest, oddest, and hardest questions of all. It might take many decades to find a good answer to it--and it's one that most adults are still grappling with... This is a unique book about careers and the world of work written expressly for children. It takes us on a journey around some of the most essential questions within the topic: How can one discover one's passions?, what should a "good" job involve?, what is a good amount of money to try to make?, how does the economy function?--and acknowledges that the job you might do one day probably doesn't even exist now. The result is a book that should spark some exceptionally fruitful conversations and help children look to their future work life with positivity and anticipation.
Subject: Vocational guidance > Juvenile literature.
Occupations > Juvenile literature.
Job satisfaction > Juvenile literature.
Work > Psychological aspects > Juvenile literature.

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