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Is your teen struggling to find a clear direction for the future?  Are you concerned that they don’t really understand how to choose a career and develop a plan?

Enjoy the piece of mind that comes with knowing your teen has a well thought out plan for the future.  With H4RL, your teen will identify the unique strengths, interests, goals, and values that define them and align those with potential careers.  These steps are proven to lead to greater happiness and success.  

Try it free for 30 days – unlimited access for your whole family!  It’s risk free; you won’t be charged anything for 30 days.   After that, it’s only $30/month and you can cancel at any time.

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Why does your teen need H4RL's career resources? Because...

Slightly more than 46 percent of American teenagers expect to work in one of the 10 most commonly cited jobs.

Anthony Mann et. al. - "Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work"

“I see many teens who jump on the first career track that someone recommends just to avoid being directionless, only to find themselves miserable a few years later.”

Tamar E. Chansky - Psychologist and author of "Freeing Your Child From Anxiety"

Most teens are not equipped to make realistic plans for their future careers and struggle when it doesn’t work out the way they expected.

based on a study by John Reynolds, a sociology professor at Florida State University

“Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you'll have as a parent.”

One third of those who start college don't finish.

Horn & Moesta, Choosing College

42% of students fail to graduate four-year college programs within six years.

Horn & Moesta, Choosing College

What will H4RL's resources do for your teen?

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Just what your teen needs!

H4RL’s career exploration course is unique.  Your teen will have personal guidance and support from us anytime they reach out in the member forums and twice a month during our live, online Q&A sessions.  Yet, it is completely self-paced.

Start anytime.  The entire course is available 24-7. 

You decide how much time it takes.  If your teen will be taking the course for high school credit, they’ll need to complete every step, which will take about 60 hours and can be done over as many weeks or months as your schedule dictates.  However, if your teen does not need credit, they can choose which parts of the course to complete and in what order – whatever best fits their own personal needs and goals.

Learn more about taking the course for 0.5 H.S. credit

What parents are saying about the career course:

"My child has enjoyed your career course…and has gained helpful knowledge for her future. Thank you."

Career Course Parent

"I would HIGHLY recommend this course for students embarking upon the transition to independence and entrance into society as responsible citizens."

Tiffany, Career Course Parent

"I would absolutely recommend this course! It helped my daughter to be able to narrow down a focus for what she would like to do in the future, and how to plan for it. I wish there had been something like this when I was young."

Career Course Parent

"I think the journal exercises are very helpful. My daughter will be able to look back at everything and make an informed choice."

"I wish I had this when I was younger."

Don’t just hope your teen figures it out in college – at $600 per credit hour!

Give them the resources they need to feel confident about their future – now!

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See new confidence in your teen

as they discover...
- their driving purpose.
- their unique set of strengths, interests, goals, and preferences.
- a wide variety of careers and how to know if they're a good fit.
- how to set realistic education, salary, and lifestyle goals.
- what determines career satisfaction.
- how to stand out and create opportunities.
- how smart planning leads to happiness and success.

Enjoy peace of mind

knowing your teen understands...
- how to research careers and evaluate them according to their personal career profile.
- how career choice, salary, and lifestyle are linked.
- educational requirements and costs.
- how informed career choices can minimize college debt.
- how to choose a career they'll love and plan for success.
- what employers are looking for.
- how A.I. is changing the job market.
- how to choose a college, apply, and pay for it.

It's easy with the right resources

and support...
- printable self-discovery journal
- 14 video modules
- online quizzes identify key personal traits and preferences
- easy-to-use calculator tools for required salary and making a decision
- searchable database - videos and descriptions of hundreds of careers plus exclusive in-depth interviews
- career exploration and planning road map - what to do if you get stuck and how to continue the process
- online forums - get help and advice anytime
- live online Q&A's - join us twice a month to share your progress, ask questions, and get advice on next steps
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What makes H4RL career resources unique?

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What students are saying about the career course:

"The career course was very thorough, and gave me (unlike some other classes I've taken) a CLEAR plan/outline. I think it was very helpful and unique, and very thorough and very complete, following through to the end."

Career Course Student

"I would recommend this course because now I understand so much more about what goes into choosing a career path, and I feel much more prepared to make that decision for myself."

Ellie, Career Course Student

"I’ve enjoyed it…It’s making me really think and not just daydream about everything."

"I would recommend this career course because it was full of helpful information and showed me several new perspectives on a career search."

Caleb, Career Course Student

"I’m so excited!"

Career Course Student

"I’ve been trying to search and didn’t know what to do my whole life and now I can use this!"

Career Course Student

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Hi! Welcome to H4RL!

We’re so glad you’re here.  

As a parent, you know there is a lot to understand about choosing a career.  This one decision will determine much of your teen’s future happiness, success, and satisfaction.  Talk about stress!

Sit back, relax, and breathe a sigh of relief.  We’re here to help you prepare your teen for this important decision.  As they work through the simple, step-by-step course, you can provide support, encouragement, and a listening ear.  Don’t waste your time figuring out what to do next.  Spend it growing closer to your teen and sharing in their excitement and plans for the future.

Ben Franklin said that “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  We’ve seen so many teens and adults who feel lost and discouraged when they realize the path they’ve chosen isn’t a good fit for them.  It feels to late to figure it out and often they are weighed down by debts from a degree they aren’t even using.  

Spending some time exploring careers and finding out which ones match their own personality and goals before starting down a career path will help your teen avoid regret.  We’re confident that our resources will ensure that your teen chooses a career they’ll love and will develop a smart plan to achieve their goals.  We’ll be there to answer any questions along the way.

You’ve worked hard to prepare your teen for a great future.  Give them the tools they need to choose a fulfilling career!

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Why did we create these career resources?

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Common questions and misconceptions parents have about career exploration:


It takes a lot of time and effort to discover who God designed you to be, your strengths and interests, which careers would be a good fit, and what the best path may be toward achieving your goals.  Waiting to start this process can delay progress toward a future career and income.  We set these resources up so that your teen can move through them at their own pace as it is convenient for them.  Many students wait until after high school to choose a major, but that is why nearly 80% of students change their major and almost half of students take 6 years to graduate with a 4 year degree.  Remember what Benjamin Franklin said:  “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.  Your teen will thank you in the future.  If you think about it, determining their future career really is more important than almost any subject that they are currently studying; finding a career that is a good fit will have a much greater impact on their long term happiness than learning chemistry, classic literature or history.


Watching on-line videos or reading a book is a good start to learning about jobs, but it is not enough to empower your teen to choose a career path that will lead to long-term satisfaction. Even though a profession sounds interesting, it may not align with your teen’s strengths or lifestyle goals, or they may find out they don’t enjoy the work environment. For example, many teens want to become a professional athlete because the pros make a lot of money and it sounds really fun. However, not everyone has a realistic shot at making it in professional sports. However, they may have other skill sets and interests that allow them to work within the professional sports world – just maybe not as an athlete. We’ve done a lot of research, organized it into a step-by-step road map, and provided assessments that connect your teens interests, lifestyle goals, strengths and work culture preferences to careers. Quick on-line videos about various careers do not provide a clear understanding of what those careers are really like. They also fail to help your teen understand that key factors that lead to career satisfaction are different for each individual and affect life choices and the required salary. That’s one of the major reasons we developed these resources. We wanted to make a complete set of career resources that are practical and really help teens understand all the aspects of choosing a career, including whether or not that career will still be viable in 10, 15, or 20 years.


It’s a well-known fact that college is costing more these days and taking longer to complete; one reason for this is because many students get to college and realize that the major they chose was not right for them, and then waste time and money trying to figure out a better fit.  80% of students change their majors at least once and nearly half of students take 6 years to finish a 4 year degree.  Now, during high school, is a great time to figure this out – before your teen is paying 100’s of dollars a credit hour to take classes that may not align to their final career.  In addition to discussing a multitude of career options, we help teens understand the key qualities employers are looking for, how to make themselves more valuable to employers, what to look for in a good company and a good boss, and how to become a great leader. Real life examples show students the practical application of these concepts.  We also help students learn how plan for the future so that they choose do not choose a career that will become obsolete as technology evolves.  Don’t just pick something that sounds interesting – there’s a lot more to consider when choosing a career!


If you stop and think about it, teens spend more time learning about classic literature, history, chemistry, physics and algebra 2 than they do thinking about the career they want spend their lives doing.  This is obviously a mistake considering the impact that career choice will have on their long term happiness (much more than stoichiometry, trigonometry or factoring a quadratic equation)!  Finding a career that is a good fit requires more than just identifying strengths and interests.  There are many other factors to consider which can impact happiness and success in life.  With thousands of job possibilities, it is important to determine what is important to you and learn more about your options.  Taking the time to plan well can help ensure sustained satisfaction in your career.  H4RL’s career resources walk teens through this process step by step.


This is one of those instances of not seeing the forest through the trees.  What is the point of all of the classes your teen is taking?  It’s to help them get a good education and to eventually lead to a great career where they can be happy and successful.  We focus so much on the classes that we forget to step back and realize that we really should identify the career first and then plan the classes to help them get there.  College absolutely is important for many, many careers, but for some it is not the correct path.  The point of all of your teen’s hard work (and yours!) is to help them to be happy and successful in life.  Identifying a career that fits them is really far more important than taking chemistry, physics, or algebra 2 (and that is coming from an engineer)!  Walking through the steps of self-discover and career exploration and finding a good match is essential for planning a great future.  It’s all waiting for your teen right now, set up so you can complete this course at your own pace!  We have organized the resources so that you can use them at your own pace as time allows, such as during lunch time or when you have so time in the evening.  Remember what Ben Franklin said:  “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”  That statement is absolutely true about planning for a career.  The more you put into the process, the more  you’ll get out of it!

What happens when I signup for the free trial
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for your whole family, risk free.

1. You’ll enter your information, but won’t be charged anything for 30 days.


2. You’ll receive an e-mail with your log-in information and a video introducing you to our members site.


3. You can add student accounts for free – as many as you need for your family!


4. You and your teens will have unlimited access to all our our career resources – videos, interviews, assessments, journal, database, and more.


5. Before your free trial ends, you’ll receive an e-mail notifying you that in a few days you’ll be charged $30 for your next month of membership.


6. Continue using our resources for as long as you’d like, or cancel before you are charged for the next month and you’ll never pay anything.


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