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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Good book. Bad on NOOK

    While the concepts and activities are extremely good. The NOOK verisons of this book is not handled well on the NOOK device. It is however nice to have links to the worksheets sothat it is easy to print

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    An amazing book! After reading this, you will look at job-huntin

    An amazing book! After reading this, you will look at job-hunting (and even life) in a whole new light. I highly recommend this book. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    What Color is Your Parachute 2013 ed. is the latest in a series

    What Color is Your Parachute 2013 ed. is the latest in a series of books designed for those who are either in-between jobs or looking for a new career. It written in a very smooth and friendly style, but Bolles is careful to make sure that all of his information is current. I'm glad he takes the time and trouble to update his material. In fact, he says early on that he rewrites the book every year. I didn't quite believe it, so I tried a number of the links, and they are all still good. I also appreciated the illustrations, which lighten the tension of, let's face it, a difficult experience like unemployment.

    Parachute has well-thought out (and sometimes surprising) sections on networking, resumes, interview techniques, current lists of reliable career counsellors (pink section in the back), and all the latest technologies, but it goes further. I was surprised to read that unemployment (while scary) could have a positive side. In the first chapters, you are encouraged to learn about yourself, get in touch with your priorities, and find a niche that suits you and your future employer. Parachute helps you learn what you are passionate about, where you want to work, the environment you most enjoy, the kinds of people you get along with, etc. It was challenging but fun to dredge out all the quirks I never really thought about when I went looking for work.

    Bolles makes no bones about being a Christian (a former Episcopalean priest yet), but he has a very light touch, so even if you are uncomfortable about faith, you should still be able to use Parachute to find the perfect job (or one that comes pretty close).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Real life advice

    Reading a revised 2008 version now this book had great tips on searching for work but also realistic things you should expect as a worker.

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