What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
What Color Is Your Parachute? has been the bestselling job-search book in the world for more than three decades, in good times and bad, and it continues to be a fixture on best-seller lists, from New York Times to BusinessWeek. It has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. What Color Is YourParachute? is streamlined this year to help those struggling to find part-time and full-time employment in these hard economic times acquire the job-search tools they need faster and more efficiently. This classic job-search book is, as always, updated and relevant to today’s job market.
Career guru Richard N. Bolles leads job-searchers to find meaningful employment. He asks, WHAT skills do you most love to use? Where—in what field—would you most love to use them? And how do you search for such a job without depending on employment agencies and ads? This book is not only about finding a job in hard times. It’s about finding your passion. In the words of Fortune magazine: “What Color Is Your Parachute? remains the gold standard of career guides.”
This New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller answers such questions as: • I was just laid off from my current job. What do I do first? • What are the most helpful job sites on the Internet, out of the thousands that are there? • What are the five best–and worst–ways to hunt for a job? • I haven’t a clue how to do salary negotiation. Help! • In general, what are employers looking for? • What interview questions can I expect to be asked, and how do I answer them? • I’m over 50. What special problems do I face when I go job-hunting? • How do I survive financially while I’m out of work, and how do I find health insurance when I have no employer?
[This is the trade paperback edition.]
What Color Is Your Parachute - 2010
By Don Sutaria, MS, IE(Prof.) - October 12, 2009
As a career counselor and career coach, I have been following the progression of this book every year since 1972! Since September 11, 2001, there have been dramtic changes in the world of work, and Richard Nelson Bolles has revised this book every year, and kept it so contemporary. I recommend this book to all my clients and also use the section, How to Find Your Mission in Life, as reading material and a starting point in my career counseling sessions, especially with career changers.
The 2010 edition has been dramatically revised. You may want to look at the recently published companion volume also: The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide. This book (Parachute) is truly a Job-Hunter's Bible, as it has been affectionately nicknamed. I would recommend that people between the ages of 16 and 69 read it and digest it. Even if you are not actively looking for a job, it will give you additional smarts. No wonder more than 10,000,000 copies have been sold, including translations in... read more
By M. Atkinson - December 6, 2009
I've read the two previous versions of What Color is Your Parachute for 2008 and 2009. They were indispensable in my job hunt. So I curiously picked the 2010 version of the book up. In a Gasp, you can tell this book cut out a chunk of what the previous versions that I have read had in them. There exercises for finding work and changing your career are very skimpy, and these exercises and what the author writes about them are key to what makes this book a best seller. This is clearly a rip-off and it shows how the recession is affecting the publishing industry. After reading it, I threw it in the Garbage and sticking to last years What Color is Your Parachute!
By A. Ashley - August 4, 2010
I've heard about this book since I was a kid and finally decided to pick up the "Hard Times" edition to help my husband with his job search. I was shocked at how little it helped at all.
While I understand the value of networking, I don't know anyone who gets an interview before presenting a resume -- at least not in my or my husband's fields. The idea that you would only write a resume "if you must" and that it should be something that you "leave behind" after the interview is contradictory to the fact that most employers ask for one.
I really didn't like the fact that Bolles only briefly mentioned a cover letter and called it an "alternative" to a "classic resume." A cover letter is a letter that *covers* your resume and gives you the opportunity to catch the reader's eye and explain why you desire to work for the company/organization -- it is not optional and it is not a replacement for a resume; It serves a totally different purpose.
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