In two snappy-looking, hefty volumes is an extensive pamphlet file of vocational materials with a trade association...

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAREERS AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE

In two snappy-looking, hefty volumes is an extensive pamphlet file of vocational materials with a trade association orientation. The first, Planning Your Career, starts with you as an individual--taking tests, finding a job, your future--then covers seventy general career fields, Advertising through Natural Gas and Religion to Truck Transportation. Many of the articles are written by official spokesmen, especially in the case of industry; some are by scholar-educators. They give an overview of the field in its present state, assess its potentials for the future, sometimes zoom in on qualifications, education, training, and so provide a sampling of possibilities for the uninformed. In the second volume, Careers and Opportunities; each job category is treated separately in standard format: history, nature of the work, requirements, earnings, conditions of work, etc. Many photographs enliven (without enlightening) the text, especially in the first, or browsing, book. This school student, and the popular, non-technical approach should be effective with the younger group. It's a supermarket of opportunities with each salesman hawking his own wares. Let's hope there's a guidance counselor to play the role of Consumer Reports (There are ""Sources of additional information."")

Pub Date: March 3, 1967

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1967