The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2017, tailoring its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough 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 work--and which don't. This revised and updated 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 resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
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.
"One of the 25 books that have shaped readers' lives." —CENTER FOR THE BOOK, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
“. . . one of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular.” —FAST COMPANY
“What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career-changing, but it’s also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.” —TIME
“Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.” —FORTUNE
“This is a fantastic tool useful to almost everyone. . . . It’s so darn useful because it is about more than just ‘finding a job.’” —KEVIN KELLY, AUTHOR OF COOL TOOLS: A CATALOG OF POSSIBILITIES