Unlike many of the career books out there, this book is a quick, easy read that focuses on the activities students should pursue during college rather than after college. Check It Off! is a proactive approach to career planning that steers the student to explore activities in preparation of a career and career direction.
"Check It Off! Pave Your Way through College To Career is a graduation gift for high-school students entering college and a great read for parents too!"
Check It Off! mentors the college student through college in preparation for a career and to answer the three most important questions:
- What do I like to do?
- What do I want to do?
- What does the world need?
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Check It Off! Pave Your Way Through College Toward Career” not only provides a checklist of what to complete during each year of college, but also explains the rationale of why these steps are important. This book will help guide your student with intentionality and a better understanding of college even before arriving on campus.
The skills assessment tests were “iffy” to me at first. I thought they were extremely unimportant. After I got my results back, my outlook on them changed. I realized that the results fit perfectly with my personality. Also, I was able to realize what I want to do with my life after college.
Setting thirty minutes out of your day for an informational interview can save you years of going to school for a degree you may dislike.
I wish I knew then what is written in this book now! I’ve stumbled across a few of these important lessons navigating the organizational environment. The book has constructive information. I strongly recommend it.
It was clear to me that keeping an updated LinkedIn account can benefit my future. I am able to see the importance of networking, and how I should make contacts now that will help me get a job in the future.
I learned that planning for the future and setting up goals are important to track personal development and successful job approaches.
Unlike many books on the market, which advise college students on how to get a job after college, this book actually discusses the career process while the students are still in college. Students now can have an early start by focusing on those activities they need to pursue during college to successfully secure a good job upon graduation. For college students, reading this book is time very well spent.
Check It Off! is an informative book on what college students should be doing each year created a checklist for me which I will continue to use until I graduate.
Teller teaches you how to take responsibility for your career. Her straightforward book is packed with proven steps to live the life you want.
This book is for professionals who want to be in control of their career growth. The tools and techniques provided in this book are simple and useful for people at all stages in their professional lives. I am particularly impressed by Vera's insights and practical approach to navigating today's business environment.
I didn’t think networking was important. Now, I realize that is exactly the opposite. Creating the LinkedIn profile was the first step to begin networking.
"Beginning college is an exciting and frightening time for students. Dr. Teller’s book provides you as a student with tools, resources and answers that help minimize the fright and maximize the excitement. This book describes how you are feeling and gives you specific tasks and tools for confronting those feelings. Each chapter gives you answers to common questions, advice for resolving problems and “smart ideas” for your success. College is not just about academic courses, term projects and group work. College is a process in which you transform a personal dream into reality. Dr. Teller’s book is your guide for this transformation through her “check it off” tool. Using this tool, you have a plan for each college year based on essential knowledge and skills, academic advising, career exploration and networking strategies. This book will make college an adventure you will remember and prepare you for your professional career."
Check It Off! Pave Your Way Through College Toward Career” is a helpful tool for first year college students. It provides a guideline to help, support, and drive career exploration.
Excellent!! Provides invaluable practical advice for anyone wanting to get ahead in this changing world of ours. I strongly recommend it.
Paulette, I just want to thank you and your sister for the copy of her very valuable resource.
I feel it is so helpful to the PV Seniors that I have ordered 2 more copies.
Please send my gratitude to Vera.
Sincerely, N. Konzelmann
I’m not alone when it comes to my academic success and instead of giving up, there are many resources on campus that I can use. It gives me confidence that I can complete college.
Like a mentor in a book! Provides practical advice whether you're just starting your career or transitioning to a new level. These are the behaviors and actions you need to pay attention to!
Dr. Teller provides the reader with a compendium of easy to follow advice and techniques to successfully chart and navigate a course toward a rewarding career. The book can becomes the reader's road map with clear and relevant guidance including a wealth of illustrative real world examples. And although one's career plans may change over time, it is imperative to begin the career planning process early. In addition, Dr. Teller's recommendations are not only applicable in the world of business world, but also in life.
Vice President and US Country Manager, Human Resources (Retired)