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Best Career Prep Books for Teens

A great book can provide tons of inspiration for your career choice and preparing for this big step in life. Here are our favorites for teens!

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Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It can be difficult to know where to start, but these career prep books for teens can help. These books are packed with information about different careers, what it takes to succeed in them, and how to find the right job for you.

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future career! Whether you’re a middle schooler just starting to think about what you want to do when you grow up, or a high schooler getting ready to graduate and enter the workforce, these 17 career prep books will help you figure out what steps to take next.

From exploring different career options to developing the skills you need to succeed in your chosen field, these books will set you on the path to a successful and fulfilling future. They are written by experts in the field, so you can trust their advice. If you’re looking for guidance on your future career path, read on for our recommendations!

The Teen Career Guide: The Essential Handbook for Success

This book is packed with information about different careers, what it takes to succeed in them, and how to find the right job for you. It is written by experts in the field, you can trust their advice. If you’re looking for guidance on your future career path, this is the book for you!

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

This book is all about choosing the right career for you. It includes information on different careers, what it takes to succeed in them, and how to find the right job for you. Pathfinder also includes exercises to help you figure out what you’re interested in, what your strengths are, and what kind of career would be a good fit for you. If you’re trying to figure out which is the right career, this book is a great place to start.

How to Get a Job You Love

This book is all about finding a career you love. Being passionate about your job is one of the keys to a successful and fulfilling career. It includes using a creative approach to career planning and identifying hidden talents. It also covers job search strategies, networking, resumes, and interviews. If you’re looking for a book that will help you find a career you love, this is the one for you!

You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World

This book is all about finding your path in life and changing the world. It includes information on different careers, what it takes to succeed in them, and how to find the right job for you. You Got This! also includes exercises to help you figure out what you’re interested in, what your strengths are, and what kind of career would be a good fit for you. If you’re looking for a book that will help you find your path in life, this is the one for you!

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life 

The Art of Possibility is connected innovation through personal and professional fulfillment. The book contains useful information for anyone in any field. The ideas in this book can help you find a career you love and make a difference in your chosen field. If you’re looking for a book that will help you find a career you love and make a difference in your chosen field, this is the one for you!

Doable: The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything

This book is all about accomplishing anything you set your mind to. It includes information on different careers, what it takes to succeed in them, and includes profiles of women. Doable is for ambitious teens. It offers ideas for success and profiles of young women who have already made great accomplishments, such as activism, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and more. If you’re looking for a book that will help you accomplish anything you set your mind to, this is the one for you!

The Pre-Med That Could

A Pre-Med student struggles to find her way in medical school, having lost confidence, becoming overwhelmed, and doubting herself. She has tenacity and resilience and ultimately learns how to love the process and herself. This book is perfect for anyone who is considering a career in medicine or who is currently in medical school. If you’re looking for a book that will inspire you to pursue your dreams, this is the one for you!

When I Graduate, I Want To Be…: The 10-Step Career Planning Journal

If you’re approaching high school, contemplating college, vo-tech school, the military, or straight to work after high school, there’s a lot to think about! You’ll build a priceless document of your talents, hobbies, and work or volunteer history by following this book’s instructions.

Career Exploration: For Homeschool High School Students

This book, Career Exploration for Homeschool High School Students, is meant to assist high school students to figure out what sorts of jobs and university majors they are interested in. It is packed with information, resources, and tips to help you get started on your journey of self-discovery. If you’re looking for a book that will help you figure out what sorts of jobs and university majors you are interested in, this is the one for you!

Be More Like You

This book is all about helping you choose the right career through the IDEAS framework, which helps you to better understand yourself. It also has advice on things like building a network, internships, and informational interviews for jobs. If you want to find purpose and fulfillment, this is a great journey toward your future career, this is the book for you!

Teens’ Guide to College and Career Planning

The Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning book is where high schoolers can discover the possibilities and pinpoint what may best suit their skills, needs, and dreams. It helps with making plans after graduation a reality. If you’re looking for a book to help with your plans after graduation, this is the one for you!

The Sucess Principles for Teens

This book is all about helping you develop strategies to achieve your dreams. It includes tips on goal setting, time management, and staying motivated. With vital success strategies that are easy to understand and implement, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to achieve their dreams. If you’re looking for a book that will help you find the courage and be resilient, this is the one for you!

What Color Is Your Parachute?

This classic career guide has helped millions of people figure out what they want to do with their lives. This completely updated edition offers up-to-date information, methods, and views on today’s job market, including surprising advice on what works, and what does not. If you’re not sure what kind of job or career you want, this book is a great place to start your search.

Do What You Are

This book will help you match your personality type to a career that’s a good fit for you. Knowing your personality type can be incredibly helpful in finding a career that suits you. A joy to read, this book is full of interesting information and useful advice.

Careers for Dummies

This comprehensive guide covers a wide range of careers, from traditional jobs to more unique options that you may not have considered. If you’re looking for ideas, this is a great place to start your search.

Career Match

This book is jam-packed with information on finding a career match. There’s no need to compromise! And when you discover the job that suits your talents and personality, you’re sure to excel. It features a ten-minute self-assessment that will help you identify your strengths and passions.

Now What?

You want to be excited about your career choice and be highly successful. In Now What?, You can use this book to help you determine the best decisions about what you will do with your life and how you may go about achieving your life and career goals. This book is for you if you want to learn the specific skills to get you excited about your career choice.

We hope this gave you a good starting point for your career prep journey. Career books can be life-changing, and we think it’s important to start early so you have plenty of time to figure out what you want to do and how to get there. If you feel inspired by any of these titles, go ahead and pick them up – they could very well be the resources that help you achieve your dreams. What book are you most excited to read?

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About the Author

Simone Feagen

Simone is a career coach whose clients have included Fortune 500 companies, healthcare industry professionals, and many more. She is a mother and has Six Sigma Lean Black Belt Professional (LBBP) and Six Sigma Champion Certified (SSCC) certifications from the Management and Strategy Institute.

Last updated on: April 21, 2022