What Color is Your Parachute 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers

What Color is Your Parachute 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers

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By (author) Richard N. Bolles

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 28mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 8 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
  • ISBN 10: 1607745550
  • ISBN 13: 9781607745556
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: 2015, Revised, Updated ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,496

Product description

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2015 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. "What Color Is Your Parachute?" is the world's most popular job-hunting guide with more than ten million copies sold. Now, no matter what your circumstances, every job-hunter can find help with up-to-the-minute information on what has changed about the job-market, plus strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none. And if you are a returning vet, there is a new twenty-page appendix this year, specifically addressing your unique needs. This 2015 edition includes up-to-date research and tips about writing impressive resumes and cover letters, doing effective networking and confident interviewing, and negotiating the best salary possible. But it goes beyond that, in helping you to better know who you are, with its classic self-inventory--called "The Flower Exercise"--because the best answer to "What shall I do? "flows from knowing "Who you are."

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Author information

RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor's degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master's in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci.

Review quote

"One of the 25 Books that Have Shaped Readers' Lives." --Center for the Book, Library of Congress ." . . one of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular." --"Fast Company " "This is a fantastic tool useful to almost everyone. . . . It's so darn useful because it is about more than just 'finding a job.'" --Kevin Kelly, "Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities " "Ideally, everyone should read "What Color Is Your Parachute"? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter." --"Fortune " ""What Color Is Your Parachute?" is about job-hunting and career-changing, but it's also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life." --"Time"

Table of contents

Chapter 1 It’s a Whole New World for Job-Hunters Chapter 2 Google Is Your New Resume Chapter 3 There Are Over Eight Million Vacancies Available Each Month Chapter 4 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job Chapter 5 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation Chapter 6 What to Do When Your Job-Hunt Just Isn’t Working Chapter 7 You Need to Understand More Fully Who You Are Chapter 8 You Get to Choose Where You Work Chapter 9 How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Have Chapter 10 Five Ways to Change Careers Chapter 11 How to Start Your Own Business The Blue Pages Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life Appendix B A Ten-Minute Crash Course for Returning Vets Appendix C A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work Appendix D A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor Appendix E Sampler List of Coaches Appendix F Recent Foreign Editions of What Color Is Your Parachute? The Final Word: Notes from the Author for This Edition About the Author Update 2016 Index