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The Career Chronicles

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In this nuts-and-bolts guide, over 750 professionals speak candidly about “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of two dozen popular professions. Dispensing with romantic fantasies, real-world professionals — from nurses and pharmacists to architects and attorneys — speak about the day-to-day realities of their careers in six categories: College vs. Reality; The Biggest ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by New World Library
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Tami
Jul 03, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing
During the last year of high school, the most common question is “what are you going to do with your life”. Somehow, within the span of a few months, you are supposed to figure out who you are and what career you’ll have for the rest of your life. It’s no wonder that many people go to college and change their majors several times.

Unfortunately, an even bigger surprise awaits the new college graduate. After studying for years, they come to grips with the reality of working. Often what is taught
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Melody
Jun 20, 2015 Melody rated it it was amazing
I thought this was an excellent read. The interviews are the best part of this book, because it gets straight to the information that you want to know the most. Some career paths I was were considering, I now realize that are not for me after reading through this. And it also reinforced what I originally thought/believed about the one career path I am most interested in pursuing.
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Dec 05, 2014 Kathryn Jacoby rated it really liked it
Insightful and thoughtful questions. Well organized. Both wide-ranging and detailed. A simple concept, but one I thought was well executed and that proved to be extremely helpful. More for a job wonderer/fulfillment seeker than a job seeker.
Samantha Penrose
This book provides some honest insight about what to expect from 24 different professions. A handful of people from each field respond to questions about job fulfillment, advancement opportunity, the reality of the job vs. expectations they held as students, regrets, average number of hours worked per week, etc. Information about employment levels, academic requirements, and average salaries is also provided.
I'm still trying to sort out what I want to be "when I grow up."
This book helped me figu
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