What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

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by Richard N. Bolles
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607745550

ISBN-13: 2901607745555

Pub. Date: 08/28/2014

Publisher: Penguin Random House Llc

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

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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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ISBN-13:
2901607745555
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Llc
Publication date:
08/28/2014

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 It’s a Whole New World for Job-Hunters 
Chapter 2 Google Is Your New Resume 
Chapter 3 There Are Over Eight Million Vacancies Available Each Month 
Chapter 4 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job 
Chapter 5 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation 
Chapter 6 What to Do When Your Job-Hunt Just Isn’t Working 
Chapter 7 You Need to Understand More Fully Who You Are 
Chapter 8 You Get to Choose Where You Work 
Chapter 9 How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Have 
Chapter 10 Five Ways to Change Careers 
Chapter 11 How to Start Your Own Business 

The Blue Pages
Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life 
Appendix B A Ten-Minute Crash Course for Returning Vets 
Appendix C A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work 
Appendix D A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor 
Appendix E Sampler List of Coaches 
Appendix F Recent Foreign Editions of What Color Is Your Parachute? 

The Final Word: Notes from the Author for This Edition 
About the Author 
Update 2016 
Index

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
watkd25 More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book, in my opinion, where each reader will not grasp or find valuable what every other readers have. The Parachute book has tips on resumes, interviews, salary negotiation, and a longer chapter on introspection. There are appendices that cover spirituality, vets returning to civilian life, career counseling, and emotional coping. As a recent college graduate, the portion of the book I appreciated the most was the one on interviewing tips. That chapter helped me understand questions that I have had most difficulty over the years with such as the "tell me something about yourself" question and "where do you see yourself five years from now." This book is quite resourceful and I would recommend it to recent college graduates. Make sure you complete the activities in the chapter: "you need to understand more fully who you are". If you don't like writing in your books like me, I recommend getting some reasonably sized post-it notes so you can write on those and put them on the pages. The author has supplemental reading material in two other books titled: "What Color is your Parachute: Guide to Rethinking Interviews" and "What Color is your Parachute: Guide to Rethinking Resumes." I plan on purchasing and reading both of those books.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Known as "the world's most popular job search book", Richard  Boles' bestseller, What Color is Your Parachute  has been updated for 2015.  This book has been around since the 70s with yearly updates to provide job seekers and career changers guidance and encouragement while job hunting.  This book has been updated to reflect the difficult job economy incorporating relevant new strategies to job hunting as well as encouragement for the unemployed. Part how to guide and part self helpbook this book covers the whole spectrum of being unemployed from the emotional perspective as well as the financial hardships.  The author addresses each aspect of unemployment offering encouragement, spiritual help as well as practical steps and insight into looking for a job.  This book I believe will be effective in empowering the struggling reader who is at the end of his emotional and financial resources.  In this difficult economy this is a timely book.  Personally experiencing prolonged unemployment, this book offers new perspective from interviews tips and job hunting advise which will serve to eliminate fruitless wasted hours and effort to practical hints to get one's personal life and space in order. As a blogger I received  this book published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC,  I would suggest this book to uplift the spirits and motivation for even the most discouraged unemployed job hunter.
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UlyssesF More than 1 year ago
This is a review for an older edition. It is a bit too basic for us complicated humans but it comes closer to being good than other other career book so four stars.