What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

by Richard N. Bolles


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With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's complex job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a changing economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies workand which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399581687
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 251,409
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

RICHARD N. BOLLES led the job-search field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he served as the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles held 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. Visit jobhuntersbible.com to learn more.

Table of Contents

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

Chapter 2 There Are Over Ten Million Vacancies Available Each Month 15

Chapter 3 The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Jobs 21

Chapter 4 Self-Inventory, Part 1 33

Chapter 5 Self-Inventory, Part 2 47

Chapter 6 You Get to Choose Where You Work 121

Chapter 7 Google Is You New Resume 141

Chapter 8 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job 165

Chapter 9 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation 195

Chapter 10 How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Have 211

Chapter 11 The Five Ways to Choose/Change Careers 233

Chapter 12 How to Start Your Own Business 249

The Orange Pages

Further resources to use in your journey, set in a different color for easy access.

Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life 264

Appendix B A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work 287

Appendix C A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor 296

Appendix D Sampler List of Coaches 310

The Final Word: Notes from the Author 327

About the Author 333

Index 334

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