What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

by Richard N. Bolles


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The world's most popular job-search book, with over 10 million copies sold across all annual editions! New for 2017 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. In this 2017 edition, career expert Richard N. Bolles presents the latest studies and perspectives on today’s ever-changing job-market, plus a completely updated version of his famed “Flower Exercise” to help job-hunters define who they are and what they want in their ideal job—and life. 

This manual reveals practical tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, networking effectively, interviewing with confidence, and negotiating a rewarding salary. Featuring proven strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none, Bolles shares surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results. 

Whether you’re searching for your first job, were recently laid off, or are dreaming of a career change, What Color Is Your Parachute? will guide you toward a fulfilling and prosperous life’s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399578205
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

 RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the career development field for more than forty years and has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 It's a Whole New World for Job-Hunters 1

Chapter 2 Google Is Your New Resume 21

Chapter 3 There Are Over Ten Million Vacancies Available Each Month 45

Chapter 4 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job 53

Chapter 5 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation 83

Chapter 6 What to Do When Your Job-Hunt Just Isn't Working 99

Chapter 7 Self-Inventory, Part 1 111

Chapter 8 Self-Inventory, Part 2 125

Chapter 9 You Get to Choose Where You Work 199

Chapter 10 How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Have 219

Chapter 11 The Five Ways to Choose/Change Careers 241

Chapter 12 How to Start Your Own Business 257

The Pink Pages

Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life 274

Appendix B A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work 297

Appendix C A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor 306

Appendix D Sampler List of Coaches 320

Appendix E Recent Foreign Editions of What Color Is Your Parachute? 337

The Final Word: Notes from the Author for This Edition 338

About the Author 344

Update 2018 345

Index 346

Additional Helpful Resources from the Author 355

Customer Reviews