What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers The world s most popular job search book is updated for to tailor its long trusted guidance with up to the minute information and advice for today s job hunters and career changers In today s cha

  • Title: What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers
  • Author: Richard N. Bolles
  • ISBN: 9780606321877
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The world s most popular job search book is updated for 2014 to tailor 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 than ever Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid The world s most popular job search book is updated for 2014 to tailor 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 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 nuts and bolts guidance on landing a job Combining classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated advice on social media and search tactics, this revised edition outlines what works and what doesn t Bolles demystifies the entire job search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job hunters towards their dream job.

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    1. Richard N Bolles is like a god in the career counseling world, but I have to admit that I have never been much of a What Color is Your Parachute? person. Knowing that makes me a pariah in career counseling circles even if my colleagues don't know they should treat me like one. However, I know that many job seekers every year turn to Bolles, and given The Great Recession, this minister's words of comfort have been greatly needed. Actually, when I found myself going through my own career crisis wh [...]

    2. I think this is a great book for someone who isn't happy with their current job and wants to figure out exactly what they want to do that will be fulfilling, not just pay the bills. I graduated from college a few years ago and back then I was just sending out resumes and I accepted the first offer I got. I didn't worry to much if I was going to like the job, just that I needed to find one. Now I have a few years of experience under my belt and I think I can afford to be a little choosier.I liked [...]

    3. See full review @ The Indigo Quill: theindigoquill/20 What Color Is Your Parachute? is a book I always heard of, but never actually read. I can't say this book fully applies to me since I'm pretty set in more than one career at the moment (Cosmetology until I graduate college, then teaching music), but I thought I could look at it from a different perspective than one who is already feeling a little discouraged or stagnant in their search for their "calling" in life. I think this is a decent boo [...]

    4. First of all, that's a hot air balloon on the cover, not a parachute. Is anyone else bothered by this?? A hot air balloon takes you up, and a parachute helps you land safely on the ground. Not the same thing!! Also, where are any mentions of parachutes or colors in this book? I was honestly expecting it to be like other books based on fitting into a specific color family, but in regards to finding a career. Obviously you shouldn't judge a book by its cover which, in this case, is false on all le [...]

    5. Review originally posted on Tsundokuholic.What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles is an annual guide to job-hunting and figuring out what career path is right for you. I picked up this book because I’ve been feeling lost in my career path since…well…my whole life, basically. I decided to go into teaching because, having spent 22 years of my life in classrooms as a student, that’s the career I knew the most about. I didn’t have experience in anything else besides retail and c [...]

    6. I read the 2014 version, so it's a little different from the summary above there. I rated it so low because I didn't really have a need to read this book, other than it was part of my book challenge. I'm not looking for a new job or career or anything so adult-like at this point in my life.However, it did have some good tips on how to format your resume, and also some great questions to ask during interviews that I wouldn't have thought of on my own. I think if you are having troubles finding a [...]

    7. I guess a lot of it didn't apply to me, since I am not looking to apply for another job right now but start my own. The chapter he had on starting a business contained somewhat cursory information I already was familiar with. However, at the back of the book he has some significant appendices, and the chapter there on understanding your mission in life was both insightful and comforting, and gave me a new perspective that eased the decision I made to choose the field I'm now pursuing. I'm not re [...]

    8. This book was an unexpected surprise. I figured I'd get the typical career advice as well as some job hunting techniques, but I got so much more than that. Taking time to work on my Parachute Flower was key to gaining valuable insight as to who I am. The favorite subject matrix and the favorite people chart really opened my eyes to what is important to me. The prioritizing grid was HUGE in enabling me to figure out the exact order, and I can see me using this in the future. Finally, Appendix B w [...]

    9. I liked everything except the religious parts of this book. It helps me realize that the job hunting, headhunting & talent-hunting are evolving fast and we need to catch up just as fast. Especially the parts about how social media and online search engines, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and "the google info about you" are reshaping the job industry, and how you need to be careful about public posts, interested me the most. Also, salary negotiating, types of networking, understanding your own sk [...]

    10. This book - updated every year - is for college graduates, retirees, career changers, someone who does not know what to do what his life, and/or those who think they know the right career for them. Essentially, this book is for everyone or anyone who wants to have a career or job she enjoys and know why. However, this book is not for the lazy. The book is full of activities and exercises of self-reflection and self-assessment you have to think, prioritize, think, and reprioritize, and think agai [...]

    11. The grandfather of career self-help books-- only met one person so far who's never heard of it-- but this one is no dinosaur. Updated with an entire section about your online resume (google-search your name, that's it) and a more intuitive Flower Exercise, plus good salary reality-check and tons of online resources. Bear in mind that some regions (such as the SF-area and Left Coast in general) follows a different tune. Check it out at some point in your career, from your local library at least.

    12. This is the second or third edition that I've read of What Color is Your Parachute and like its predecessors, it's a highly informative book that gives readers knowledge and tools they'll need in order to (hopefully successfully) transition from one career to another. I especially like the fact that he has payed special attention not only to using sites like Linkedin, but also how to use it effectively. Just about anyone can benefit from this book and apply it to their next job/career search.

    13. This easy to read book is full of great advice for job hunters and career changers alike. Bolles is very conversational and easy to follow. His flower method for practical introspection is long and comprehensive, but that's what it takes if one wants to do an in depth revamp of goals and directions in life. Personality tests are quick and easy and can only do so much, while this method is far more effective. While I concentrated on the career changer part, there's tons of advice and resources (y [...]

    14. The first two sections of the book have some practical bits of info for job hunters & career shifters. It helped me imagine alternative career paths, & helped me identify transferable skills. The later / last portion of the book gets strangely religious & includes career counseling advice / options. Another on the Rory Reading Challenge, and helpful along the way.

    15. I'm not even going to rate this because I don't need a job and I didn't even finish it. I really tried to, but it was too dull. It's not applicable to me at the moment. The first hundred pages were mildly engaging, but after that? Yeah, nothing.

    16. In this world of constant change you need to be updated with the community of people you wanted to work with or industry you wanted to work in. Reading a book will not solve all of your problems but only make you think more.

    17. أنصح به لجميع الباحثين عن عمل، أو من يفكر في تغيير عمله.Written by a real specialist who goes directely to what you need in details. Full of insights while doing the excercises, specially the flower excercise.

    18. Definitely consider picking this up if you are job hunting at all! After reading it my action list is a mile long. I learned a lot about job hunting in 2013, using LinkedIn and other online networking resources, and totally revamped my resume. Good stuff!

    19. It is a very interesting book. I have finally finished it, but it's taught me some things. I am going to refer back to it sometimes, during my job search. It's given a new dimension to my life. It's sparked some new thoughts.

    20. If your looking to move jobs or just want to know abit more about yourself then this book will help.Its a good read full of helpful hint and some really insightful activities to help you find out what you are good at and more importantly what makes you tick.

    21. I'd give this a 3.5/5. The activities are thought-provoking and a good guide to organize thoughts. The rest of the chapters were not too relevant for my needs but I did enjoy the section that aimed to help the reader get a better understanding of themself.

    22. This book is for anyone embarking on a job hunt or career search. It informs the reader about methods to find meaningful work and exciting unique opportunities tailored to passions.

    23. I feel like I should buy this for every youth I know-A nonfiction book-A book by an author you've never read before-A book you started but never fnished

    24. Marvelous! I can't rate it properly until I complete the tools the author provides, yet I suspect they will be very useful.

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