Let's Talk About Careers

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison


VIPs book coverVIPs
by Nicole Clarke
As Flirt magazine gears up for Fashion Week and its own celebrity-filled fashion show, the four interns face greater demands on their time and talents while also having to adjust to their new high schools.

 how to find work or start a business, manage earnings, and more  book cover Job smarts : how to find work or start a business, manage earnings, and more
by Sandy Donovan
650.14 D
Are you ready for a job? -- Landing a job -- Keeping a job -- Making your own job -- Managing your million$ -- Planning for your future.

 52 reasons to hate my father   book cover 52 reasons to hate my father
by Jessica Brody
Spoiled party girl Lexington Larrabee ever-absent father decides she must learn some values by working different low-wage job every week for a year or forfeit her multimillion-dollar trust fund.

 green American jobs and the Latinos creating them book cover Latinnovating : green American jobs and the Latinos creating them
by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
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Ten case studies across 10 sectors of our economy will inspire young people to follow these successful footsteps and emulate these highly educated, courageous Latino leaders as they create sustainable, industrial and social justice solutions for America.

 Box-office smash book cover Box-office smash
by D.M. Paige
Jason can't believe his luck when he opens the letter from Harmon Holt telling him he'll be interning on a movie set in LA. But it turns out the road to the big time is paved with lots of small-time work.

 Past perfect book cover Past perfect
by Leila Sales
Chelsea loves history and is excited to work in a historical reenactment of a Colonial village...until she finds out that her ex-boyfriend is also working there.

 The Big Game of Everything   book coverThe Big Game of Everything
by Chris Lynch
This collection of short stories set in the Delirium world centers around Hana Tate, Lena's mother Annabel and the fierce rebel leader of the Wilds Raven.

 What color is your parachute? for teens : discovering yourself, defining your future book cover What color is your parachute? for teens : discovering yourself, defining your future
by Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles with Jean M. Blomquist
331.128 C
A job-hunting manual for teens helps high school & college students zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to finding their perfect major or job.

 Along for the ride  book cover Along for the ride
by Sarah Dessen
Auden unwillingly works in her stepmother's clothing boutique, and ends up actually liking it.

 Orange is the new pink book cover Orange is the new pink
by Sarah Dessen
Babylon Edison is ready for anything this summer as she heads for a summer gig at Orange, the most fabulous magazine around where planning stories, interviewing the hottest stars, scoping out the coolest trends and plenty of hot boys within reach are all in a day's work.


Database Highlight

Career Cruising offers interactive career guidance resources in English & Spanish. Explore different career paths, plan your education based on career assessment, and build your portfolio. (Use your library card to access all BPL databases for FREE.)

To access this database from BPL's website go to Articles & Databases → Alphabetical → Click on the letter C → Career Cruising



Buzzfeed: Crazy Stuff People Do to Get Jobs
Write your resume in Christmas lights, throw a pizza party, write a song, and get a job!
Make big bucks as an ice cream taster, embalmer, hot dog vendor, or cruise ship entertainer.
Order of the Good Death: Ask a Mortician
Find out more about death and its related careers from the coolest mortician around, Caitlin Doughty.
Opportunities Abound
Scholarships, internships, contests and other related information.
Help Wanted: Landing Your First job
How to get your first job. 
A Guide to the Business of Babysitting
Babysitting business tips for teens.
All I Need to Know I Learned From YA Fiction: Summer Job Tips

Games About Jobs
Play games to explore different careers, including FBI and CIA agents.
Volunteer Match
Volunteering is a great way to find out more about careers. Search for a cause and a local organization here.


Time Square
Enjoy all the city lights and watch the ball drop at Time Square leading into the new year - http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/index.aspx
High Line
Take a trip to the High Line, a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side - http://www.thehighline.org/about/park-information
NYC Window Displays
Visit the Holiday Window displays in NYC - http://gonyc.about.com/od/christmassights/l/bl_xmaswindows.htm
Central Park Tour
Get a free tour of Central Park - http://support.centralparknyc.org/site/Calendar
Winter Garden
Check out New York Classical Theatre, among other events at Winter Garden - http://brookfieldplaceny.com/15minCC
NYC Holiday Markets
Come Together: Surviving Sandy
On show Oct. 29th through Dec. 15th, this 100,000 square foot exhibition commemorates the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community.