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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, but not the best to me, September 29, 2010
This review is from: What Color Is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (Paperback)
I used this book several years ago to help me get direction in life once I got out of college and actually had to act on the age-old question of "what do you want to be when you grow up?"! In 2010 I am revisiting this classic. And I am giving it 4 stars because the newest edition is definitely still jammed full of useful advice about career choices and the job search process. HOWEVER, this book has the same flaws as the older versions: it is too long and too scattershot in its approach. The book has way too many charts/diagrams/grids - many of which you must complete, including the "Flower Diagram." I don't know about you, but I don't particularly want to spend hours on end working through a career book and drawing diagrams.... SO I greatly prefer Scott Smith's "FIND YOUR PERFECT JOB." It is MUCH more concise and easier to use while still being jammed full of useful advice. FYPJ's "Perfect Job Profile" accomplishes much more quickly what 300+ pages of Bolles' book tries to do. And if you are a young professional then FYPJ is specifically tailored for you (it includes very interesting info on business and law school programs, two areas that Parachute has no information on). Find Your Perfect Job: The Inside Guide for Young Professionals
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Initial post: May 9, 2011 6:14:36 PM PDT
Irongrl says:
I've looked at this book a few times at the bookstore, when I was job searching. I also felt it was "too scattershot", and that was why I hesitated to purchase it. It just seemed to be all over the place and not that easy to navigate.

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 4:44:14 AM PDT
C. DEGN says:
JustReading, are you Scott Smith or one of his surrogates plugging *his* book???
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