What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

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The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how to look for work and change careers.
 
In today's challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color...

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Overview

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how to look for work and change careers.
 
In today's challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job—even in hard times.
 
This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW.
 
What do you most love to do?
Where do you most love to do it?
How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?
 
Career and business guru Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles, who coined the terms “informational interview” and “transferable skills,” demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more.
 
Recent grads, workers laid-off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change will all benefit from the support, encouragement, and nuts-and-bolts guidance Parachute has to offer. As Dave Kerpen, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of social media software platform Likable Local and chairman of Likeable Media, said on LinkedIn about pursuing his passions post-college:
 
“For several months I floundered — as a life insurance salesman, a pizza delivery guy, and a tutor. Then I found a book which changed my life - What Color Is Your Parachute (incidentally, the best-selling career book of all time). The book essentially says: Figure out what you're passionate about, and then go find an industry, organization and job through which you can pursue your passions. I was passionate about marketing, and media, and children, and I loved the Disney brand. So I found Radio Disney, called them up and asked to meet with them, and even though there was no job posted, I got a job there. A year later I was the top salesperson in the country, and while I have changed jobs and careers several times, I've always pursued things I'm super passionate about. If you don't have a job yet, and take away just one thing from me today: Get the book.”

What other readers and reviewers are saying about What Color is Your Parachute? and Dick Bolles:
 
“This…edition is as relevant today as when it was first published. Dick Bolles insightfully stays on the cutting edge of job-searching, and the book is full of new and updated suggestions, along with the classic advice that continues to hold true today.”
—Alison Doyle, About.com Guide
 
“If you go into the bookstore and find the section on jobs, careers, or networking—the reason that section even exists is because of Dick Bolles.”
—G. L. Hoffman, JobDig
 
“This book brought me back to life, caused me to rethink everything about myself and revived my passion for me to be my best self.” —Simi Kaila
 
Are you ready to dust off your motivation, land a job, and live your best life?
 

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Richard N. Bolles' job creation project began with himself: In 1970, he self-published the first edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? Now, more than forty years and ten million readers later, he continues to update and sharpen what has become a worldwide job-hunters and career-changers sensation. This new 2014 edition incorporates new advice on social media and search strategies; and contains invaluable info on the job search, from constructing a resume to networking and preparing for interviews. The go-to book on finding and securing a place in the changing employment market. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607743620
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2013
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    An excellent & easy to read book

    **Reviewers should not rate this book negativley based on the amount viewable for free, but instead on the content.**

    This is an excellent book. I work in the staffing industry, but learned new tips about interviewing & getting hired. This book is an excellent tool for anyone looking to find a career or make a switch. Best money I have spent on a book in a while.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    This is an awesome book. It has a lot of great advice, and tips

    This is an awesome book. It has a lot of great advice, and tips on how to improve
    on the job hunting. The book is totally worth the money to buy it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Recomemdation to author/piblishing company

    You shoul offer more pages to the "Read a Sample" option for Nook readers; at least the index and introduction. We can only visualize 2 pages with a few customer reviews that in my case, means nothing. You will get MORE sales of this book with this strategy, just think that a customer in your bookstore can review the whole book.

    3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Not enough pages to review

    I cannot review this book based upon 3 available pages. It is unfair to the author.

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    So I spent $12 for 3 pages!!???

    Are you kidding me??

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 12, 2013

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