“What Rocks Your World is a must read for every individual progressing through School, College and Higher Education Institutions. Jenny powerfully taps into the needs of young people by using analogies from their everyday experiences, taking them on a fulfilling journey of self exploration to identify their talents and explore their skill sets to their best advantage.

An appealing read which carries a warning to all young people; read this and be prepared to be amazed at what you can achieve in life!

Dr Jayne Sayers

What Rocks Your World is a vibrant book that stands out clearly from other books in this market. It has a lively and accessible style that is easy to pick up and engage with.

I can readily see undergraduate students finding this book as useful as A-level students will, with its particular focus on the individual and aiming for them to look at themselves. The interactive Twitter challenges give the book an edge of reader-friendly interaction while allowing them to engage in reflection as well as the public expression of their thoughts and ideas – something that they must prepare to do if going to Higher Education Institutions and Universities.

One particular strength of this book is that it focuses on enjoyment – students are often placed on the treadmills of ‘personal and professional development’ and ‘portfolio development’ while in Further and Higher education – and the emphasis of this book is clearly to get young people to think about what they enjoy, their own talents and what they are good at. The message here is clearly that if the reader thinks about it and reflects on their own life, ‘business can be their pleasure, and pleasure can be their business’.

I would be happy to see my undergraduate students reading this book as it may open their eyes to many more career paths than they may think they have.”

Professor Craig Jackson
Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
Birmingham City University

“As a careers professional I see a lot of confusion and nervousness as young people start out on their adventure into education and employment. What Rocks Your World is an excellent travelling companion which helps to demystify and signpost their journey. I will definitely recommend it to my students.”

Sean Connolly

Careers Professional


And here are some Amazon reviews….



5.0 out of 5 stars
A fun and practical read for teenagers, 20 Jan 2014
By Satts
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Paperback)
This is a really fresh and creative and take on careers advice & resources for teenagers (although to be honest a lot of the principles applied in the book make it applicable to any age). It covers a range of topics: CV writing,covering letters, getting experience, finding part-time work, and more. What is particularly helpful is there’s lots of practical advice and examples specifically tailored for teenagers, which I’ve not seen before anywhere else. It also provides advice for those considering their next steps (Uni, training, work) for those who are unsure, and for those that have made a decision. A definite must-buy for teenagers and schools.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what’s needed, 16 Aug 2013
By Dan C
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Kindle Edition)
A really clear and accessible guide for young people and those who help them (family, teachers, careers staff) to set and achieve life goals, and be deliberate about their careers. I’ve not found a book like this that takes the best wisdom from the professional world and makes it relevant to school-age readers. I’m looking forward to using it with my kids when they are a few years older.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Book, 4 Jun 2014
By Quality Films Ltd
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Paperback)
Very interesting informative read.
Good for teenagers and parents alike. makes you really think about the direction you should be heading in .
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh and entertaining careers guide for teenagers, 6 Jan 2014
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Paperback)
Careers guides can be really dull but What Rocks Your World takes a fresh approach by using the talent show format to help young people reflect on who they are and how their talents might shape their future. It’s funny and entertaining using practical exercises to really engage the reader. Making career decisions can be difficult; this guide will help young people feel more confident and positive about their next steps. Recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any teenager!, 4 Jan 2014
By whizzy wheels
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Paperback)
This book is essential reading for any young person who is facing those most difficult of life’s questions: what do I want to do for my career and how do I go about getting there? The great thing is, it’s broken down into clear and simple stages which de mystifies the process and gives the reader confidence throughout. I love the innovative format of the book using the ‘Talent Show’ analogy (which is just perfect and makes me wonder why this hasn’t been done before?) So if you are a parent, careers adviser, careers teacher or indeed a teenager yourself, get this book! You won’t regret it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring my world, 17 Nov 2013
By Sbaden
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Kindle Edition)
I found this book really inspiring and easy to read. It’s written in clear, easily accessible sections that you can dip in and out of and apply to your own life in a practical way. I like the overarching theme that feels like a talent show – after all the world of work can be like that sometimes. A great, easy read that is well worth getting for children and adults alike. Inspirational and positive.

5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, friendly careers help for teenagers, 15 Oct 2013
By AEWilson
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Kindle Edition)
Given the current lack of investment in careers support for young people in schools, career decision making can be a daunting process when there is limited access to professional, knowledgeable and impartial help. This book is like having your hand held by a street-wise older sister who really knows about what makes young people tick. The book focuses on what motivates and interests and gently guides and encourages exploration of ideas, providing reality checks without stamping on dreams, building confidence, encouraging pupils to ‘have a go’ and try things out in order to build up skills and experience. Exercises are accessible and practical and enable students to gradually build up their self-awareness, knowledge and confidence.
The author has many years’ experience of working with this age group so her first hand experience makes this a great addition to careers resources for 14-19 year olds. Every school should make this book and accompanying online resources available to their pupils!
5.0 out of 5 stars What rocks your world, 28 Aug 2013
By David Buckley
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Kindle Edition)
I was intrigued by the title, and discovered a very appealing and comprehensive look at how to choose a career path.

5.0 out of 5 stars A self esteem boost, 12 Aug 2013
By Paul
This review is from: What Rocks Your World (Kindle Edition)
Great book to help you push towards what you want to achieve in life. Makes you appreciate that whatever your goal is, it can be achieved.