The Character and Career Connection


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SKU: 408-Net

Today’s employers are looking for students who not only have high grades in school, but who also possess good character. Businesses are getting more involved in schools because it is understood that the key predictors of an employee’s job success and continuance are character traits, not necessarily levels of knowledge. Foremost, businesses are looking for employees who are honest, cooperative, dependable and responsible.

It is necessary that students learn character education along with career awareness and exploration. It is crucial they understand that the development of good character is critical for success in the workplace and in life. This book helps students explore careers and shows how different traits are needed more in certain careers than others.


  • mini posters
  • parent tips
  • reproducible activity sheets
Written by Amy Murray
Paperback ISBN 9781931636452
Grades K-5
68 pages
Release Date March 9, 2005

Additional information






National Center for Youth Issues

Amy Murray is an elementary school counselor in Dorchester School District Two in Summerville, South Carolina. She has more than twenty years experience in the school system, having worked as both an elementary teacher and counselor. Amy earned her B.A. degree in elementary education from Clemson University, and her M.Ed. in elementary counseling from The Citadel. She previously co-authored Perfect Pals: How to Juggle Your Way From Perfection to Excellence with Janet Bender. Amy and her husband, Steve, have one daughter Rachel. In her spare time Amy enjoys reading and cooking.

Nice book to have for school career curriculum!

Pat OC
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