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What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical…

What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and… (1979)

by Richard N. Bolles

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An outstanding book which is valuable for both the career practitioner and individuals who are questioning or making career decisions. This version is the 40th Anniversary Edition and while older, is still of value. ( )
  GuidanceCounsellor | Sep 16, 2018 |
One of the finest contributions to the literature on life/work planning, this book is written in a light tone, which serves to hold the reader's interest while showing that job hunting, self-assessment, and career planning need not be dull, arduous, awesome tasks. Other literatue suggests that successful life-style planning requires a large investment of time and effort, but Bolles shows the reader a way to do it that is enticing.
  CenterPointMN | Jun 13, 2018 |
great advice for how to approach picking a career. it makes sense to think about this stuff instead of falling into a career without thought. there's a lot of good reasons to read this at any age. ( )
  margaretfield | May 31, 2018 |
Very effective tool for self assessment that assures an effective and efficient job hunt! ( )
  jmtho1501 | Aug 14, 2017 |
An enjoyable read even if it was was for work, not pleasure. This book would have been very handy many years ago and will be useful this year. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
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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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This job-hunting classic is revised and updated annually. It includes useful Internet sites and explains how to select a career counselor.

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