"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.”
“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, Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities
“Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute
? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.”
“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.”
About the Author
RICHARD N. BOLLES
has led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci.