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Thomas asks…

What are the best resources for discovering good career paths?

Anyone know any really good resources out there for discovering good career matches? Ones that really detail every aspect of the career, how much schooling is necessary, what the salary is like, and help you discover careers you may not know about?

New Niche Finder answers:

You might want to start with one of the many assessments out there. Although some of them can cost money (such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), there are a lot of assessments you can take for free to get a sense of what types of jobs may be a good fit for you. I’d recommend looking for something based on Holland codes or personality type as a great place to start! There’s a book called “Do What You Are” that a lot of my clients have found helpful or there’s “What Color is Your Parachute” by Dick Bolles. And there are card sort activities like the Knowdell series. Here’s a link to a page with some helpful resources: http://www.phillycareercoach.com/resources.html

If you went to college or a high school with a career center (even if it was a long time ago), you may want to contact the career services department for some guidance. If you’re on your own and on a tight budget, there’s the Self Directed Search for about $5 at http://www.self-directed-search.com/.

I’m obviously biased 😉 but you may want to consider working with a certified career coach to help set you on the right track and sort through your options.

Joseph asks…

What are some good books about a student and teacher falling in love?

I’m trying to do some research for the book that I writing and I need a list of books to read. They need to be strickly a girl student falling in love with a guy teacher. And it can’t be all gross…like a fifty year old teacher and a teenage girl. That’s too gross. The teacher is somewhere in his twenties.

If you could, I’d appreciate the help.

New Niche Finder answers:

“Teach Me” by RA Nelson [notice how this book got around the law]
“Grade 9 Up–Carolina is a high-school senior who feels she is too smart and mature for small-town Alabama life. Then she meets Mr. Mann, the new language arts teacher who is obsessed with Emily Dickinson. After she makes him feel at ease in his new job, she feels he is worthy of her attention, and the two begin an intense, clandestine affair, which is consummated on her 18th birthday. The love ends devastatingly for the teen when Mr. Mann suddenly dumps her and quickly marries another woman right before graduation. Carolina finally confides in her best friend, Schuyler, and he helps her try to figure out who Mr. Mann is and why he acted as he did. Nelson’s writing is wonderfully eloquent and full of poetic references and wry humor, yet the plot and characters are occasionally chaotic. It is difficult to identify with Carolina, who not only thinks she’s better than everyone else, but also goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge on her former lover. Mr. Mann is no more sympathetic. As his mystery unravels, readers discover, along with Carolina, how dull he is. Still, the story is juicy and cautionary without being preachy, which gives it wide teen appeal.”

Lizzie asks…

What are some really good books like the twilight saga?

It has to have something with vampires and/or werewolves. I need new books to read and I love twilight.
Please put author and tittle of the book. Thanks
PEOPLE!!! I am looking for vampire and/or werewolf books. Not zombie or any other things. Thank you.
Question for Raja S
are the first 2 a series or are they just by the same author?

New Niche Finder answers:

by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the shapeshifters who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite deep seated fear and distrust of each other.
In the Forests of the Night

by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.
by Holly Black
Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
A Great and Terrible Beauty

by Libba Bray
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

by Meg Cabot
After moving from New York to California with her newly married mother, 16-year-old Susannah has to cope not only with her new stepbrothers, but also with the handsome ghost sitting in her new bedroom and the angry girl ghost haunting her new school.
Marked: A House of Night Novel

by P.C. Cast
In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire–that is, if she makes it through the Change.
City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

by Stephen Cole
Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson and seventeen-year-old Kate Folan try to escape Kate’s werewolf family–and fight becoming werewolves themselves–by making a cross-country journey in search of a mysterious man who might have a cure.
High School Bites

by Liza Conrad
Having learned on her sixteenth birthday that Count Dracula exists and lives in her hometown of Seattle, Lucy tries to save herself and her friends while wondering whether her boyfriend is also a vampire.
Blue Bloods

by Melissa de la Cruz
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

by Neil Gaiman
In the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he’ll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
Beating Heart: A Ghost’s Story

by A.M. Jenkins
Following his parents’ divorce, seventeen-year-old Evan moves with his mother and sister into an old house where the spirit of a teenager who died there awakens and mistakes him for her long-departed lover.
Blood and Chocolate

by Annette Curtis Klause
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
The Silver Kiss

by Annette Curtis Klause
A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoë come to terms with her mother’s terminal illness.
by Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.
Got Fangs?

By Katie Maxwell
I’m stuck in the middle of Hungary with my mom, working for a traveling fair with psychics, magicians, and other really weird people, and somehow, blending in with this crowd doesn’t look so good. Fortunately, there’s Benedikt. Yeah, he may be a vampire, but he has a motorcycle, he likes the mysterious horse I suddenly acquired, and best of all, he doesn’t think I’m the least bit freaky.

by Serena Robar
When Colby Blanchard is attacked and turned into a half-vampire, her senior year of high school becomes surreal as she vacillates between trying to save her life and worrying about losing her place on the cheerleading squad.
Vampire Kisses

by Ellen Schreiber
Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the

Jenny asks…

What are the best book titles for a beginner in economics?

I was planning on studying a career on economics and I was wondering, Which books do you think are the best for the beginner in economics? and what would be good further reading?
I am sorry SDD! I thought by posting the same question in different countries I would get a more international answer, but it seems yahoo doesn’t make a distinction between countries, only languages.

New Niche Finder answers:

Basic Economics 4th Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell

In it you will discover concepts like marginal utility. Here’s an example: When you post the same question four times, you will get less utility from the answers to each succeeding post.

Donald asks…

What are some books similar to Hunger Games and Maze Runner?

My favorite book series are Hunger Games and Maze Runner. What are some books with a similar feel that I can read? Also, can you briefly describe the books you suggest? Thanks.

New Niche Finder answers:

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – asteroid crashes into the moon which affects our weather and tides.

Gone by Michael Grant – everyone over 15 disappears, chaos ensues.

Divergent by Veronica Roth – dystopian society created to foster peace is anything but peaceful.

XVI by Julia Carr – at the age of 16 all girls become sexually mature and are forced to get a tattoo that proclaims their maturity to the world.

The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton – orphaned girl discovers she’s not who she thought she was.

Enclave by Ann Aguirre – last inhabitants of earth have taken to living in enclaves (small communities) underground.

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