What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

by Richard N. Bolles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1580089879

ISBN-13: 9781580089876

Pub. Date: 09/22/2009

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

What Color Is Your Parachute? has been the bestselling job-search book in the world for more than three decades, in good times and bad, and it continues to be a fixture on best-seller lists, from New York Times to BusinessWeek. It has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. What Color

Overview

What Color Is Your Parachute? has been the bestselling job-search book in the world for more than three decades, in good times and bad, and it continues to be a fixture on best-seller lists, from New York Times to BusinessWeek. It has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. What Color Is Your Parachute? is streamlined this year to help those struggling to find part-time and full-time employment in these hard economic times acquire the job-search tools they need faster and more efficiently. This classic job-search book is, as always, updated and relevant to today’s job market.   

Career guru Richard N. Bolles leads job-searchers to find meaningful employment. He asks, WHAT skills do you most love to use? Where—in what field—would you most love to use them? And how do you search for such a job without depending on employment agencies and ads? This book is not only about finding a job in hard times. It’s about finding your passion. In the words of Fortune magazine: “What Color Is Your Parachute? remains the gold standard of career guides.”

This New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller answers such questions as:

• I was just laid off from my current job. What do I do first?
• What are the most helpful job sites on the Internet, out of the thousands that are there?
• What are the five best–and worst–ways to hunt for a job?
• I haven’t a clue how to do salary negotiation. Help!
• In general, what are employers looking for?
• What interview questions can I expect to be asked, and how do I answer them?
• I’m over 50. What special problems do I face when I go job-hunting?
• How do I survive financially while I’m out of work, and how do I find health insurance when I have no employer?

[This is the trade paperback edition.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580089876
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.77(d)

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Table of Contents

The 2010 Table of Contents

Preface: The Diary of a Grateful Man x

Part I
Finding a Job . . .

1. Finding a Job . . . Even in Hard Times: Rejection Shock 3
2. Finding a Job . . . Even in Hard Times: Think 13
3. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: Five Best Ways to Hunt for a Job 24
4. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: How to Deal with Handicaps 37
5. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: Resumes and Contacts 49
6. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: Interviews 71
7. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: Salary Negotiation 99
8. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: How to Choose a New Career When You Must 115
9. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: How to Start Your Own Business 124
10. Things School Never Taught Us about Job-Hunting: Entering the World of 50+ 143

PART II
Finding a Life . . .

11. Finding a Life . . . The Flower Exercise: The Parachute Workbook (Updated 2010) 155

The Green Pages
Appendix A: Finding Your Mission in Life 245
Appendix B: A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor 264
Appendix C: Sampler List of Coaches 280

Index 304

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