Career and Job-Hunting Bookstore Teen Career College and Job Books

For a complete list of college career and job books check out the Quintessential Careers Bookstore. See also: College Success Books.

Note: You can read reviews of some of these books in our Quintessential Reading: Career and Job Book Reviews section of Quintessential Careers.

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College Guide Books

Randall Hansen's Guide to Choosing College Major


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Choosing a College Major by Quintessential Careers Publisher Dr. Randall Hansen. This must-have book is a great tool for high-school students and undecided college students searching for careers and majors. The strength of this book is matching real jobs for students with undergraduate degrees in a vast number of college majors — including salary information and sources for additional information. Buy it today!


The Best 378 Colleges 2014 Edition.

Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Into College by Mary Kay Shanley and Julia Johnston (McGraw-Hill).

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges by Loren Pope (Penguin).

The Fiske Guide to Colleges — 2014 (Sourcebooks).

The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today by Stephen Kramer and Michael London (Fireside).


100 Successful College Application Essays (NAL Trade).

A is for Admission: The Insider’s Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges by Michele A. Hernandez (Warner Books).

Barron’s Best Buys in College Education by Lucia Solorzano (Barrons).

Barron’s How to Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT: PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test by Sharon Weiner Green and Ira K. Wolf Ph.D. (Barrons).

Barron’s How to Prepare for the SAT by Sharon Weiner Green and Ira K. Wolf Ph.D. (Barrons).

Barron’s How to Prepare for the SAT (Book and CD-ROM) by Sharon Weiner Green and Ira K. Wolf Ph.D. (Barrons).

Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges (Barrons).

Bright College Years: Inside the American College Today by Anne Matthews (University of Chicago Press).

The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life to Study Skills by Jason Rich (Adams).

Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year Five Promising Students and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize by Joie Jager-Hyman (Harper).

Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege LLC).

Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition by Cafi Cohen (Three Rivers Press).

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2014 by the Yale Daily News (St. Martin’s Griffin).

Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You by Loren Pope (Penguin).

Profiles Of American Colleges (Barrons Educational Series).

Questions and Admissions: Reflections on 100000 Admissions Decisions at Stanford by Jean H. Fetter (Stanford University Press).

The Real Freshman Handbook: A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus by Jennifer Hanson (Houghton Mifflin).

Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges by Frederick E. Rugg (Rugg’s Recommendations).

The Truth About Getting In: A Top College Advisor Tells You Everything You Need to Know by Katherine Cohen Ph.D. (Hyperion).

Paying for College Books


The Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships Grants and Prizes by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege LLC).


The College Board Scholarship Handbook (College Board).

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Paying for College by Ken Clark (Alpha Books).

Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500000 in Free Money for College — How You Can Too! by Kristina Ellis (Worthy Publishing).

Get Free Cash For College: Scholarship Secrets Of Harvard Students by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege LLC).

Kaplan Scholarships: Billions of Dollars in Free Money for College (Kaplan).

Paying for College Without Going Broke (Princeton Review).

Peterson’s Scholarships Grants & Prizes (Petersons Guides).

Peterson’s Winning Money for College: The High School Student’s Guide to Top College Scholarship Contests (Petersons Guides).

The Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Private-Sector Scholarships Grants and Loans for Undergraduates (Prentice Hall).

Career Choice Books


What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens: Discovering Yourself Defining Your Future by Richard Nelson Bolles and Carol Christen (Ten Speed Press).


The Career ToolKit for High School Students: Making the Transition from School to Work by Carol Carter Gary Izurno Sarah Lyman Kravits and Diane Lindsey Reeves (Prentice Hall).

Now What? The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career by Nicholas Lore (Simon & Schuster).

Miscellaneous Books for Teens

Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills by Randall S. Hansen Ph.D. and Katharine Hansen Ph.D. (Alpha). The best study skills and academic success book on the market!

The Seven Best Things Smart Teens by John C. Friel Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel M.A. (HCI Teens).

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook by Sean Covey (Fireside).

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide by Sean Covey (Fireside).

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