Career Success, 3nd Edition



The new 3rd Edition is now available.

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This textbook meets the new Career Success Guided Pathways Requirement



  • Concepts from positive psychology are used to help students assume responsibility for career planning, increase motivation, build on their strengths, think positively about the future, and clarify what happiness means to them.
  • This textbook helps students increase self-understanding by exploring personality types, multiple intelligences, interests, and values along with matching careers.
  • Vocational assessments include the TruTalent Personality, Multiple Intelligences and Skills Assessments.
    The O*Net Interest Profiler is also integrated into the text.
  • An online career portfolio summarizes the results of the assessments and provides links to the O*Net database of careers as well as links to current available jobs at
  • Material is provided to help students set goals based on personality type, interests, values, and multiple intelligences.
  • Information is provided on current career trends, the career decision making process, educational planning, and researching career information and outlook.
  • Updated job search strategies including online personal branding and using social media and other online job search tools.
  • Interactive activities within the text help students to practice the material learned.
  • Frequent quizzes and answer keys within the chapters help students with reading comprehension and check understanding of key concepts.
  • Journal entries help students think critically and apply what they have learned to their personal lives.
  • An interactive online editon, College and Career Success Online, is available. Individual and group exercises are included at the end of each chapter.
  • This website has resources for faculty and students that make teaching and learning easier. The Instructor Manual contains the PowerPoint Library, Test Bank, and over 500 pages of interactive exercises, handouts, and video suggestions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Create Your Success

What is your personal definition of career success? Choosing your major and finding your ideal career; using motivation to increase your success; education and lifetime earnings; thinking positively about the future; taking control of your life; visualizing your success, secrets to happiness, creating your success.

Chapter 2: Exploring Your Personality and Major

Choosing a major that matches your gifts and talents; understanding personality types (extraversion, introversion, sensing, intuition, thinking, feeling, judging, perceiving); personality and preferred work environment, decision making, time management, money management, and career choice; other factors in choosing a major, finding your passion. This chapter contains the updated TruTalent Personality Assessment.  

Chapter 3: Exploring Interests and Values

Exploring your interests (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, conventional); interests and lifestyle; using values to make important life decisions, act on your values.

Chapter 4: Exploring Multiple Intelligences

Your mindset makes a difference; grit, a powerful tool for student success; multiple intelligences; build on your strengths; using emotional intelligences; creating your future. This chapter contains the updated TruTalent Multiple Intelligences Assessment.  

Chapter 5: Planning Your Career and Education

Keep your eyes on the future; baby boomers, generation X, the Millenials, Generation Z and the new Generation Alpha; developments affecting future careers; career trends for 2019-2029; work skills for the 21st century; researching your career; planning your education; making good decisions.This chapter contains the updated TruTalent Skills Assessment. 

Chapter 6: Updated Job Search Strategies

Increasing your chances for employment; get started with a resume and cover letter; establishing your personal brand online; using online tools; the job interview; starting your own business; taking action; you are what you think. 

Chapter 7: Career Satisfation 

More on finding your passion; finding meaning in your work; money and job satisfaction; predictors of job satisfaction; how to succeed in your career; essential work skills for 2020 and beyond; communication for success; emotional intelligence and success; lifetime goals; using priorities to guide your actions; some positive thoughts for the future. 

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If you are using this text as a resource in your class or at your college, and not considering adoption, you can purchase a printed copy at:  

Ordering the Printed Edition for Your Bookstore
Career Success, 3rd Edition
ISBN: 978-1-7924-6698-4
Kendall Hunt Publishing
Author: Marsha Fralick

Ordering the Online Edition for Your Bookstore
Career Success, 3rd Edition
ISBN: 978-1-7344-0095-3
Contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at to set up your account and coordinate with your bookstore.

The current price of the printed version of Career Success is $40.

There is also an interactive online version for $30. This version features an online career portfolio for the assessment results and career exploration links. Students can continue to use this portfolio as they progress through college and look for employment after graduation. They can upload their resume and continue revising it as they develop their career plans and look for employment on the integrated site Faculty can view and comment on student work online.

Both options include four career assessments (personality, multiple intelligences, skills, and interests.) If you would like a demo of the online version, contact me at  

Resources: Customer Service, Instructor Manual, Student Learning Outcomes, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank, and Journal Entries

This textbook has many resources to make teaching easier.

The online edition has exemplary Customer Service to help you and your students get started using your account. Contact Customer Service for the online edition at 888-295-1520. You can also text 860-996-1143. You can email Customer Service at

The Instructor Manual contains over 500 pages of interactive exercises, classroom handouts, and techniques for engaging students in learning. Here is a sample of the Instructor Manual for Chapter 1: Understanding Motivation.

Student Learning Outcomes, Objectives, and Assessment
Download this document:Click this link to download: Student Learning Outcomes, Activities, and Assessment 3rd Edition

The Test Bank includes a bank of questions for each chapter as well as section, mid-term and final exams. The test bank is located in the Instructor Manual.

The PowerPoint Library contains a slide for every topic in the textbook and has been updated to meet accessibility standards. Select the slides that match your student learning outcomes. Here is a sample PowerPoint presentation for Chapter 2: Exploring Your Personality and Major. The PowerPoint library is located in the Instructor Manual.

Note that a user name and password are required to access the full Instructor Manual, Test Bank and PowerPoint Library. Login information is provided for faculty who have ordered textbooks for their students. If you have ordered texts, contact me at for the login information.

Journal Entries for Students (Word Documents)