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

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

by Richard N. Bolles
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2013 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

Career expert Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles has now written forty-one books all with the same title: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. In order  to tailor his authoritative guide to the current job- market, Bolles not only updates the book each year,  but he also reconceives it, reinvents it, and rewrites it,  so that one year’s edition is often vastly different from  the year before. This is the case with the 2013 edition.  Inventions in the book this year include a brand-new  transferable skills grid, a novel way to discover what fields  you would most like to work in, and a revamped version  of his famed self-inventory instrument, the Flower Exercise.

What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life.

With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social media, What Color Is Your Parachute? has everything you need to dust off your motivation and find your dream job.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607741473
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.09(d)

About 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. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
cenava More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago