We're looking for a design motif for a college-workbook on how to get a job. The workbook is built in four sections: (1) Change the Way You Think! (2) Find the Jobs You Want! (3) Meet the Hiring Manager! (4) Win the Interview!. We're looking for a design motif that can be shown throughout the book, showing these four steps.
For example, they might be called phases. They might be shown as sequential steps, moving one from college to a job. They might be four fingers on a hand. They might be 101, 201, 301, and 401 (college levels). They might be freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. They might be a circular motif. They might be 4 pieces of a puzzle. They might be a baseball game-- moving from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to home.
We're looking for a design motif that shows the progression of the four phases-- something we can put in each chapter to bring the reader back to the essential concept, but also to show that we're on step 2, or phase B, or 2nd base, or whatever. Something simple and in near-primary colors is in my head, but please feel free to go wherever you think appropriate.
The only essential requirements: (a) 4 things, (b) graphically represented, and (c) related to each other, preferably in a progression of some sort (for instance, in the job hunting plan you have to do the 2nd step BEFORE the 3rd step).