- Series: What Color Is Your Parachute?
- Paperback: 382 pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580087949
- ISBN-13: 978-1580087940
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,042 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,103,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2007: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers 1st Edition
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* A revised and restructured PARACHUTE for 2006. * Focuses on the rising problem of unemployment in the current economy. * Offers new techniques to help job seekers find meaningful work and mission. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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RICHARD NELSON BOLLES has been a leader in the career field for more than 30 years. He is former director of the National Career Development Project and an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he majored in Chemical engineering; Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor s degree in physics; and the General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, where he earned a master s degree in New Testament studies. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Taken as a whole, the method and the exercises laid out would require hours upon hours of thoughtful reflection and research, even with high speed Internet on your side. It’s not wholly practical, either, given that many organizations in the social sector or elsewhere may not be able to turn around and hire someone into a new position that has not been planned for or budgeted, even if that someone shows a lot of promise. This leaves you empowered, self-aware, and still without a job.
Bolles recommends supplementing this process with more standard job search techniques like tapping into your existing professional network for leads and sending your resume and cover letter in response to job postings. I would go one step further in suggesting that you devote equal energy to “carving a job in the shape of you” and seeking out existing opportunities that will utilize your skills, appeal to your interests, and give you room to grow. Making a serious investment of your time in figuring out what skills and interests you want to spend the rest of your life utilizing seems a worthwhile endeavor, too, even if you forgo the rest of the book’s prescriptions or don’t find a perfect match in the job market.
Whether or not you follow him to the letter, Bolles’ approach to the job hunt remains nearly as relevant and just as radical today as it was in 1978, 1989, or any other year since he first shared it with the world decades ago.
* Chapter 1 - It's a Whole New World for Job Hunters
* Chapter 2 - Google is Your New Resume
* Chapter 3 - There Are Over Eight Million Vacancies Available Each Month
* Chapter 4 - Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job
* Chapter 5 - The Six Secrets to Salary Negotiation
* Chapter 6 - What to Do When Your Job-Hunt Just Isn't Working
* Chapter 7 - You Need to Understand More Fully Who You Are
* Chapter 8 - You Get to Choose Where You Work
* Chapter 9 - How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Have
* Chapter 10 - The Five Ways to Choose/Change Careers
* Chapter 11 - How to Start Your Own Business
"The Blue Pages" (appendix A thru E) are filled with additional insightful, comprehensive information.
The author makes a strong case for taking inventory of who you are before embarking on your job search. His flower method is so thorough, serious job hunters will definitely gain better insight into who they are and what jobs are most appropriate for them. His discussions on the importance of getting social with social media are vitally important for anyone looking for a job today.
There is much work to be done with this book, however. While there is a great deal of sensible, and even obvious, tips, anyone truly serious about finding a job or changing careers will have to spend a lot of time doing the exercises within this book. The author makes no bones about that. But after all, finding the right job or career is an important undertaking for anyone.
I would highly recommend this easy to follow and useful guide for anyone searching for a job, thinking of a career change or looking into starting a new business.
eBook Review Gal received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.