What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers

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With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

 

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Contents

Its a Whole New World for JobHunters
1
Chapter? Google Is Your New Resume
21
There Are Over Ten Million Vacancies Available Each Month
45
Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job
53
The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation
83
What to Do When YourJobHunt Just Isnt Working
99
SelfInventory Part 1
111
SelfInventory Part 2
125
How to Start Your Own Business
257
THE BLUE PAGES
273
Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life
274
Appendix B A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work
297
A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor
306
Sampler List of Coaches
320
Appendix E Recent Foreign Editions of What Color Is Your Parachute?
337
Notes from the Author for This Edition
338

You Get to Choose Where You Work
199
How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Have
219
The Five Ways to ChooseChange Careers
241
Additional Helpful Resources from the Author
355
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About the author (2017)

RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the job-search field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles holds 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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