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Job-Hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-Assessment Tools, Niche Sites ... Your Parachute: Guide to Job-Hunting Online) Paperback – May 1, 2008
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From the Publisher
* This up-to-the-minute revision of the WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? companion helps job searchers integrate the Internet into an efficient job-hunting strategy.
* Updated with information on all the current hot topics, from researching to networking, career testing to job sites.
About the Author
RICHARD NELSON BOLLES is the best-selling author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? and has been a leader in the career development field for more than 35 years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
MARK EMERY BOLLES has worked as a computer programmer, musician, and technical writer and is an expert on using the Internet to support alternative career paths. He lives in Antioch, California.
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The author has numerous "best-picks" websites or articles that were published in 2002...while interesting, they were out of date. Blogs get a 1 paragraph mention, LinkedIn gets less than 1 page, and Facebook and Twitter aren't even considered (and their respective job-source potentials are all growing). For a book published in 2008, it seems like it was just a rehash of the Parachute book from 2001 with a few new websites added here-and-there to make it seem current.
Save your money. If you want to buy an online job search book, at least find one that is published in 2010 and doesn't rely on 10-year-old statistics.
AGAIN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THE QUALITY OF YOUR BOOKS!!!! AND I WILL KEEP BUYING!!!!!
Anyone who has tried to find a job using the Net has no doubt found that it is not as simple as just posting a resume on Monster. Instead, the book tells you which job-hunting methods work best (and which ones don't), and goes on to teach you how the Internet can be used in any kind of job hunt, whether you spend most of your job-hunting time in front of a computer or not.
The authors place a heavy accent on learning how to use the Internet as a research tool; they go beyond simple search engine use, and even delve into finding the information that search engines themselves can't find. They explain why the job boards are so ineffective (evidently, only about 4% of job-hunters find employment through the job boards), and the best ways to use networking in your job hunt.
Written in an easy and often humorous style, I found the book to be extremely helpful and informative. Highly recommended.