How do students approach career decisions and a job search in today’s world? With 30 years of cutting-edge author expertise, this book helps students of all ages and circumstances to choose, change, or confirm career choices. This best-selling workbook shows students how to bridge their idealism with today's career realities and economy. It is user-friendly, easy to read, and is suitable for both 2-year and 4-year college students. The organization of the book follows the standard sequence of career search and decision-making issues—Personal Assessment, The World of Work, and The Job Search. The instructor gets a book that can be used in short term courses, workshops, full semester courses or in online courses. The student gets an excellent reference book that prepares them for the job search and beyond.