Author(s): Rebecca Sparrow
Everybody knows deciding what to do after high school can be tough, especially when: your Year 12 results weren't what you'd hoped for; you have no clue what you want to do with The Rest of Your Life; your parents are obsessed with you studying law/accounting/puppetry despite the fact you'd rather, well, gnaw off your own arm. So how do you get through it? Bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow is back to share the advice she wished someone had told her when she left school. Like how to decide if your dream is really a career or just a hobby. Or how to find a mentor and deal with your first workplace humiliation. And why being a 'people pleaser' is a fast track to misery. If you loved Find Your Tribe (and 9 Other Things I Wish I'd Known in High School), this book is the guide to help you find your feet.
Not sure when to give your daughter this book? Rebecca Sparrow says:
This book is really for girls aged 15 and over. It’s full of the lessons I wish I’d known before I left high school. So it goes over how real life has real consequences (from texting while driving to skipping university classes to turning up late to work), the importance of doing work experience, how to handle bullying or harassment in the workplace, how to handle job interviews, the power in being authentic, how to have a healthy relationship and the importance of reading, travelling and volunteering.
Rebecca Sparrow was born in 1972 and lives in Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Communication) from the Queensland University of Technology. Over the past twenty years Rebecca has earned a living selling touch lamps, working as a nanny, a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a newspaper columnist and a secret shopper (once). Rebecca's first novel, The Girl Most Likely, was published in March 2003. It spent 16 consecutive weeks in the Queensland Top Ten and was a joint winner for the citywide One Book One Brisbane reading campaign. Rebecca's second novel, The Year Nick McGowan Came To Stay was published in May 2006 and a year later premiered as a stage play at La Boite Theatre in Brisbane. In her spare time Rebecca works voluntarily with War Child Australia, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war.