What Color is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles
2018 Edition, A Practical Manual for Jon-Hunters and Career-Changers
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world’s most popular job-search book updated for 2017 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 and updated 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 resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
My Thoughts: I’ve actually read at least one other version of What Color is Your Parachute but somehow in the blog move I must have lost the review! Since I can’t remember anything about the previous one I’ll have to just judge this one as a stand alone more than as an updated version. Starting out, it talks a lot about changes in the job market which I’ve personally seen, and how you should consider adapting to it. Richard Bolles writes in an easy to follow manner and a lot of his advice is really good. I did find some of his advice to not be very practical (especially for new job seekers) but so much of it was useful. This is a great book for people that are “maybe looking” for a new job and already have some experience behind them, more so than those that need a job now.