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A Roadmap To Career Success - 25
Tips For College-Bound Students

Daniya Shah


“As a student, I'm elated to have come across this. Surprisingly enough, this one isn't long, which means it's straight to the point with relevant discussion."

Jessica Brooks

Book Reviewer at OnlineBookClub.org

“Excited to read this one! I'm resuming my college education soon, and it seems timely.”

Amy Saunders

Senior Scientist at Perrigo Company plc

"I really wish books like this were available when I graduated from high school. Even though it is targeted at a younger audience, a lot of the career development and networking advice will be useful throughout a career. I see this being an excellent graduation gift.”

Charine Welman

Mathematics Teacher

“I will definitely use this book for my children, as it will equip them with necessary skills and information to build their careers.”

Melissa Jones

Reviewer, Beta Reader, Proofreader

“I think this will be a good read for my high schooler. The fact that so much information packed into only 80 pages is a big draw. Even though she loves reading, instructional books are not her favorite, and a book that’s not the size of an encyclopedia on the subject will appeal to her.”

Harry Madede

Reginal Sales Manager

“A great read for kids in high school. It has some great straight Ideas to help kids learn about themselves, available jobs, careers and how they might fit together. Thumbs up to the author for this. Wish such books would be available while I was still in high school. I give it a 5 star.”



Career Guidance For High School Students


Official Review: A Roadmap To Career Success 4 of 4 Stars

"I've seen numerous college advice books that are thick enough to kill the fiercest Australian spiders, so I was surprised that this book was only around 80 pages. Despite the short length of this book, it's packed with information that will encourage and inspire children to plan for their future from the time they begin high school. John's strategies will have students far more equipped with "skill advantages" than the average student and prepared for the competitive world of getting into college and job hunting."

Review by chreed -- A Roadmap To Career Success

"Author John G. Bendt is either an expert or an intuitive genius in teaching the skills and processes necessary to create a career path that is both satisfying and intentional .... He provides enough resources, but not so many that a young reader might be overwhelmed."

Review by preethijkumar -- A Roadmap To Career Success

"Determining a career path which aligns with our purpose in life is a difficult task for all; however, reading this book makes this perplexing decision seem uncomplicated."

Review by rachanacitc -- A Roadmap To Career Success

"This work acts as a lighthouse, providing navigation aid to directionless ships i.e., people in quest of career choice and guidance at multiple stages of life. This book appeals the most to students initiating careers and working professionals seeking growth and agility in their respective careers. He divides 25 tips in 8 chapters with an ultimate finesse and clarity."

Elisabeth Bennett, PH.D., Associated Professor, Gonzaga University, Licensed Psychologist, Washington State.

“A Roadmap To Career Success is packed with information for anyone preparing for a successful work life. From early exploration of potential careers through skill-building to job attainment, the 25 tips provided in this text are sure to create a successful scenario for high school and college students looking toward their working futures. I wish all early high school students could have this information in a format like this that is easy to read, understand, and implement. This text will bring clarity, decrease anxiety, and generally provide the insight necessary to career success. This is definitely a book I will recommend to students and clients. I’ve already passed it on to my high school freshman daughter!”

Steve Wehrenberg, Executive Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning, Campbell Mithun, Minneapolis, MN

"As someone whose career has depended on the quality of our people, I applaud John Bendt’s Roadmap to Career Success. He’s written a simple, easy-to-read eye-opener for young students who want to understand a world that often seems way too far over the horizon. John’s insights from his years in the business world and deep passion for helping young people come through loud and clear.”

Deb Crapes, Career Specialist, Spokane, WA.

“Mr. Bendt has provided a great resource full of helpful tips for students. Chapter 2 with information on hard and soft skills is a ‘must read’ for anyone entering the world of work!”

Roger E. Wenschlag, Self Employed HRD Consultant & Trainer -- Former teacher, vocational school director, naval officer.

“John Bendt’s, A Roadmap To Career Success, is a goldmine of career achievement tips, techniques, and tools all young people should know, but few do. Consistently applied, this book will help young people find the right career and establish a competitive advantage in the job marketplace. Bendt’s forty years of solid business experience serve to make the book practical, realistic, and credible. It reads like a personal conversation with a mentor. Buy a copy for your ninth grader – I’m buying copies for my grandkids and any other kids with whom I come in contact.”

Thomas Brinsko, President / CEO YMCA of Greater St Paul, MN

"Today"s competition for the best jobs is tremendously fierce and competitive. John Bendt has presented a roadmap of 25 steps to help guide the reader through career discovery, selection, preparation, and networking to achieve success in their career choice. He presents a practical set of steps that will guide the reader in building the skills necessary for college students who are interested in moving to the front of the line to accomplish a successful career choice. I strongly recommend this book to all who seek to create the best opportunities in their career selection."

Lois Neaton, Physical Therapist, Manager, Minneapolis, MN

"As physical therapists, we have the advantage of entering the job market with a board exam and a good college degree. Our hard skills are strong. It is the soft skills that set one therapist apart from another. Communication and teamwork will make or break one's effectiveness in working with patients and other health professionals. This book provides students with an excellent understanding of soft skills and teaches them there is more to a career than the textbooks."

Daniel O. Adams, Mechanical Engineer & Consultant to medical device companies, Minneapolis, MN. The inventor of 45 U.S. Medical Device Patents. Former Vice President of Research & Development, Boston Scientific, and Vice President of Research & Development of ev3, Inc.

"Technology is affecting all of us on a daily basis. The rate of change is on an exponential scale, and we must all adapt to be successful. Career planning has never been more important for youth today. Emphasis should be given to building basic hard and soft skills that will allow one to adapt to changing conditions. " A Roadmap To Career Success" is a straightforward approach to identifying your strengths and understanding how to acquire and improve skills for a career in a field that is interesting, challenging, and rewarding to you. If you love what you do, it's not work. Taking a few minutes to read the "25 Tips" will put your career on the road to your desired destination. Enjoy the ride."