Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook
By Richard N. Bolles

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Looking for work? Dreaming of changing careers and reinvigorating your passion?
What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook is your key to creating a picture of your ideal job or next career.
Career guru Richard N. Bolles has been helping job-hunters for forty years with his classic job-search guide, What Color Is Your Parachute? This revised and updated full-color workbook makes doing his highly effective Flower Exercise easy. With user-friendly exercises and plenty of space to write, the Job-Hunter's Workbook will help you translate personal interests into marketable job skills. Simple step-by-step worksheets will illuminate your favorite transferable skills, fields of special knowledge, job environments, values and goals, working conditions, and levels of responsibility and salary. Once you've completed this workbook, you'll have a comprehensive picture of your dream job, and be able to effectively target your ideal work situation.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #12535 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-12-14
  • Released on: 2010-12-14
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .16" h x 7.86" w x 8.70" l, .33 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 64 pages
Editorial Reviews

Praise for What Color Is Your Parachute?
"After reading What Color Is Your Parachute? from cover to cover (and working through a dozen flower exercises) I realized that it should be required reading for anyone who wants to successfully carve out their own career niche."
--Michael Landes, The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures
"There's Parachute, and then there's all the rest . . . A life-changing book."
--Career Planning and Adult Development Journal
"What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career changing, but it's also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life."
"It was one of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular."
--Fast Company

From the Publisher
* A companion workbook to the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, updated throughout.

* Write-in worksheets and step-by-step exercises help job-hunters map out their dream career, from salary requirements and location to personal interests and values.

About the Author
RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the career development field for more than 35 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Must read
By JobInterviewInsider
I was a bit skeptical at first with this book. Of course it is probably the most famous career/job book ever written, but I was concerned that it would go into detail on things I did not really care about - like determining what you want to do as a career...things I already knew. But I found the book very well-written and insightful for anyone looking for a job, trying to discover their career path, or considering making a career transition later in life.

The author has included a number of decision-making tools that really help sort through complex priorities, and his philosophy on job searching is very consistent with my own experience as a seasoned job search expert.

I guess the reason I like the book so much is I believe we are entering an era where traditional employment expectations are going out the window. People need to be creative in determining how they will earn a living. And finding something that you like to do as well.

I just turned 60, and still very much enjoy what I do, but am looking to a future where I would be considered "unemployable" based on my age. For me this means an internet-oriented business, that I can do anywhere, anytime. This business will be helping people find jobs in this economy. I'm the Job Hunting Insider.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5All time classic bestseller, applicable for the Job Hunter of any walk of life
By Agogo
...a journey of self discovery for the uninitiated or those facing a game change.

A VERY useful reference which deserves a spot on anyone's bookshelf - from the new job hunter, be it school leaver, new graduate or those seeking a career change in midlife. There is even one edition specifically written for retirees.

It quickly becomes apparent that this book is written by one who has walked the trail, mastered it, understanding and preempting every curve and offering really useful advice that only a veteran can, infusing his readers with hope and a plethora of workable ideas. A really useful chart for the challenging times ahead. Know thyself and find/ create thy niche.


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