- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Fireside Books (6 May 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743266307
- ISBN-13: 978-0743266307
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 735,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Now What?: The Young Person's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career Paperback – 6 May 2008
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About the Author
NICHOLAS LORE is the originator of the field of career coaching and founder of Rockport Institute, an organization that has guided thousands of professionals, executives, high-tech people, artists, support staff, and government officials through career change, and helped numerous young people design their work. He has been commended for excellence by two U.S. presidents. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.
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I am now purchasing the book to use with my son, who is a high school senior. Now What provides a variety of personal assessments that really help a young adult see why they would be good in a particular field or work environment. I wished my high school counselor had a similar book when I was a teen.
While there are some other very good career books available, they are supplemental to Now What and Lore's earlier book, The Pathfinder. Even the best, classic career books stop at identifying Psychological Type and/or subject interest, which, while essential to integrate into career decision making, are only pieces of the puzzle. Now What? not only helps identify Type and interests, but also aptitude, a critical element to consider when figuring out what to do with one's life.
Additionally, Lore and Spadafore help the reader incorporate other pieces of the career puzzle by providing exercises on personal preferences for meaning, values, environment, and natural roles. I encourage my clients to use these exercises to help them discern which questions are the most critical to ask themselves. I also encourage them to take the Rockport Aptitude Test, which Lore helped design, to really nail down their strongest aptitudes. It's a sophisticated assessment, so it's not cheap, but the benefits of getting and using one's results are immeasurable. (I took it myself after reading the book!)
In summary, the authors take a much more holistic approach to career design than any of the other writers I've read. In my opinion, Now What? is a must for old and young career seekers alike.