- Series: What Color Is Your Parachute?
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 2018 ed. edition (August 15, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780399579639
- ISBN-13: 978-0399579639
- ASIN: 039957963X
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 90 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Paperback – August 15, 2017
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About the Author
RICHARD N. BOLLES led the job-search field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he served as the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master's degree from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates.
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There are myriad books on job seeking, resume building, career counseling, etc. but Bolles book remains the only one in this genre that has soul and doesn't just help with job searching, but more importantly with soul searching. Bolles boldly included the God factor into the job search, being a man of faith. If you've been in dire straits, as I have, Bolles is right when he states: "unemployment, particularly in this brutal economy, gives us a chance to contemplate why we are here on earth, and what our Calling, Vocation, or Mission is, for each of us."
Richard N. Bolles was a good soul and helped a lot of people and readers through a very difficult time in their lives He passed away last year, but wanted to keep the "Parachute" legacy alive. I am glad to see "What Color is Your Parachute?" live on and understand why this particular book is more important 47 years later. The job market is getting tougher, and the way we work is changing. For many, Google is your new resume, and employers are speaking a different language post recession. This practical manual will never go out of style because Bolles spoke universal truths, and as Robert Schuller once said, “Tough times don't last, tough people do."
I have both the paperback version and the Kindle version. I like the Kindle version because there are links that you can open and get more information, if you are stuck or unclear.
About the books- I have used what color is your parachute 15-20yrs ago when going through a job downturn. So I was familiar with the content. If you don’t know about ‘wciyp’ it’s the best deep discovery tool out there however it can feel a little overwhelming when you see how much work you have to do to discover who you are (and what you want from a career). This book (and work book) break it down into digestible chunks that are presented in fun little exercises. Hope this review helps you.