What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013

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The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2013 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. Career expert Richard ("Dick") N. Bolles has now written forty-one books all with the same title: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. In order to tailor his authoritative guide to the current job- market, Bolles not only updates the book each year, but he also reconceives it, reinvents it, and rewrites it, so that one year's edition is often vastly different from the year before. This is the case with the 2013 edition. Inventions in the book this year include a brand-new transferable skills grid, a novel way to discover what fields you would most like to work in, and a revamped version of his famed self-inventory instrument, the Flower Exercise. What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world's most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life. With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social media, What Color Is Your Parachute? has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 30mm | 479.99g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 2013, Revised, Updated ed.
  • Two-Colour Illustrations
  • 1607741474
  • 9781607741473
  • 15,597

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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" "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 "show more

About Richard N. Bolles

RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the job-search field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles holds a bachelor's degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master's degree from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.show more

Table of contents

Preface- I’m Desperate: How Can a Book Help?    A Grammar and Language Note   The Basics for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Chapter 1  How to Find Hope    Chapter 2  The Seven Secrets About the Job-Market Today   Chapter 3  The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Jobs    Chapter 4  Life/Work Planning: Designing a Plan of Attack   Chapter 5  You Need to Understand More Fully Who You Are    Chapter 6  Networking and Social Media    Chapter 7  Five Ways to Choose or Change Careers   Chapter 8  Do I Really Need a Resume?    Chapter 9  Sixteen Tips About Interviewing    Chapter 10  How to Deal with Handicaps (Real or Imagined)   Chapter 11  The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation    Chapter 12  Starting Your Own Business    The Pink Pages Appendix A  Finding Your Mission in Life   Appendix B  A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings      While Out of Work   Appendix C  A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor   Appendix D  Sampler List of Coaches   About the Author   Index   Update 2013   Foreign Editions of What Color Is Your Parachute?   Additional Helpful Resources from the Author: Booksshow more

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