Job hunting isn't what it used to be. In this tight employment market, strategies and materials can make the difference between a promising new career and another month of pounding the pavement. This updated edition of Richard Bolles's What Color Is Your Parachute? registers the changes in the job market by mixing fresh ideas with its time-tested interview and resume techniques. Think of it as an investment.
Bolles (How To Find Your Mission in Life) has yet again updated his 1970 classic, still the world's best-selling book for career and job-hunting guidance. His changes for this edition include his analysis of current job market trends and statistics. Drawing on recent legislation and legal interpretations, he revises information on conditions for the handicapped, job discrimination, healthcare costs, pensions, and new kinds of benefit plans. He also assesses the pros and cons of using the Internet to search for a job and offers up new web site resources and contacts. Again, Bolles combines his highly practical advice about job hunting (e.g., the five best and worst ways to hunt for a job, six secrets to negotiating a salary) with his philosophical approach to identifying what you are good at and fitting those parameters into your career plan. Libraries holding editions of Parachute that are three to five years old should replace them with this up-to-date edition. Essential for all libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.