Richard N. Bolles has led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci. Visit www.jobhuntersbible.com.
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually, with more than ten million copies sold. This 2016 edition features the latest studies and perspectives on today’s job market, including proven strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none. Career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals surprising advice on what works and what doesn’t so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results. This helpful manual shares proven tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, as well as guidance for effective networking, confident interviewing, and the best salary negotiating possible. But it goes beyond that by helping you to zero in on your ideal job and life with its classic Flower Exercise. Whether you’re searching for your first job, were recently laid off, or are dreaming of a career change, What Color Is Your Parachute? will guide you toward fulfilling and prosperous work.
This is a great book for every job hunter that is looking for a stable career. The job hunter may be in the process of reinventing themselves or creating a new career path. This 2016 edition features the latest studies, proven strategies, and wonderful advice that works, and some things that do not work in the current job market. “What color is my parachute,” assists the job hunter in being more confident in interviews, effective networking and negotiating salary building tips. This instructional manual helps develop skills for the person seeking their first job, or if you have been recently laid off, or if you would just like to make a major career move.”What color is your parachute?” is a wonderful book to help navigate through these major changes, and direct the job hunter towards success. The Flower Exercise will guide you toward fulfilling your goal of finding full time employment.
The front cover of the book is very appealing to the reader. You are able to see the bright blue, yellow, and red, colors of the parachute flying through the sky. The back cover of the book is very clean with a touch of white accents to highlight the reviews and comments from other magazines, and readers. Richard N. Bolles does an excellent job of helping you figure out who you are as a person. Some of the exercises that are presented in the book are designed to redirect the focus of your journey, to not only search for a potential job, but to grow your mindset too. Bolles has a wealth of experience in the field of career development with over forty years of creating a unique job search platform with positive results. You will find many job hunting books on the market, but this is by far the most popular, and a fantastic tool that is most useful to almost everyone. “I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”