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Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types (Careers for You)

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Careers For. . . * VARIETY OF CAREERS SHOWN. From the obvious to the obscure, readers will be able to explore careers that match their interests. * CAREER PROFILES. Includes complete job descriptions and salary ranges. * PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEWS. Allow student to see what jobs are really like and what it took to get them. * PROVEN GUIDELINES. Help students understand what i ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published January 11th 1995 by McGraw-Hill/Contemporary (first published 1990)
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Nov 30, 2009 CLM marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Is it too late for us all to find the right career?
Read approximately 100 pages - skipped some sections I felt weren't relevant (for example, I have no interest in working for the government at this time).

I won't knock the information in the book for being out of date - I have the third edition, from 2002. There are more recent editions. This one mentions the internet as an occasional job search tool but not at all as an actual place one might work (as in online publications). Also, it mentions "nonprint formats for books, such as audio books a
Liz De Coster
Mar 27, 2011 Liz De Coster rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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As a graduate student wrapping up my MLS in a rough economy for library careers, I'm at a point where I'm looking for help brainstorming places to be looking for employment. In this sense, Careers for Bookworms was helpful. It provides a variety of suggestions for fields of potential interest for employment. But in trying to provide information on people in the field, I felt the book relied very heavily on anecdotal examples rather than facts or figures, making it hard to gauge the practicality ...more
Mar 30, 2009 Ruby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairly informative book that describes a lot of careers for "bookworms". I started reading it when I was doubting my choice of college majors, but actually found out that my degree plans, while not suitable to every possible job, actually is a lot more suited to my career goals than I believed! It could have been more in-depth about necessary degrees and salaries, but it gives you a basis, which is more than a lot of other "source books" I've read. Plus, it gives a lot of information on other im ...more
Charles M.
If you are a bookworm...there's apparently quite a few career choices out there for you!!!
I didn't know there were so many job options out there for avid readers! Wow.
Lissa Notreallywolf
Better to read the updated version.
Feb 25, 2008 Kathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has some interesting ideas. It sometimes reaches pretty far for what could count as a 'reading' job. It would be best for a student deciding what path to take or someone with experience in the field looking for something different.
Aug 07, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book because it showed me I have options, a few more than I originally thought. It made me hopeful, something that it takes a pretty special book to do.
Kathryn Shumate
Fairly helpful. Primarily an overview, but it gives you books to seek out for a more in-depth look at specific careers.
Sarah (Barmy for Books)
A little too general for my needs. Good for High School grads and university students planning their careers.
Feb 15, 2010 Meredith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book offered me a lot of information about occupations that I never really knew about.
Very informative and a lot of good leads on career direction! Glad I picked it up!
Nov 11, 2011 fyc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know there were so many job options out there for avid readers! Wow.
wasn't much help to me since I'm out of grad school.
Jan 14, 2008 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thinking about switching careers.... again....
Feb 10, 2010 Manintheboat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It gave me one really good idea!
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