What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers What Color Is Your Parachute is the world s most popular job hunting guide revised and updated annually with than ten million copies sold This edition features the latest studies and perspectiv

  • Title: What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
  • Author: Richard N. Bolles
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  • Page: 290
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  • What Color Is Your Parachute is the world s most popular job hunting guide, revised and updated annually, with 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 aWhat Color Is Your Parachute is the world s most popular job hunting guide, revised and updated annually, with 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Richard N. Bolles

    Dick Bolles, formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles, was a former Episcopal clergyman, a member of high IQ society Mensa, and the author of the best selling job hunting book, What Color is Your Parachute The book remained on The New York Times best seller list for than a decade and has sold over 10 million copies.

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  • If you are looking for a book which tries to teach you what you already know, this book is good for you. Other than a few useful websites and tips on finding jobs/your skills, this book was a waste of my time. At the end, the author surprises you by revealing his strong Christian faith; I just don't understand why on earth you would include a huge faith section on a job hunting book. He could have talked about faith in general. Well, this is my personal opinion, but I didn't like this book at al [...]


  • I'm embarrassed to say this is the first version of What Color is Your Parachute that I've read. Of course I've heard of it, but just never got around to reading it. In an effort to remain current with career search trends, Richard N. Bolles has been updating this book since 1975. Now that I've finally had the opportunity to read the 2016 version, I'm absolutely astounded by the amount of information the author provides. Loaded with practical job-hunting advice, the author has compiled the book [...]


  • Valuable Insight -- Whether You are Searching for A Job or NotNo job lasts forever--whether we admit it to ourselves or not. This classic book (updated each year) is loaded with encouragement and insight for every reader. The step-by-step insights are valuable to any reader at any place in the job market.I loved what Bolles said in the first chapter, "In today's world, he or she who gets hired is not necessarily the one who can do that job best; but, the one who knows the most about how to get h [...]


  • As long-time readers of my blog may know, I started this web log of reviews partially to help me find work. I do not know how much it’s helped, but it’s certainly kept me busy! My current work assignment is probably ending at the end of October, so this is a good time to start working on my next job search.And what better way to start that preparation than by reading a book? In this case, I have to hand the latest volume from Richard Bolles’ series of job hunting manuals, now in its fortie [...]


  • I read the 2017 version but can't find it in GR. I think the book may be more useful for people who have been out of the job market for a long time, or are really lost on what career they want. Some of the issues covered are overly US centric.


  • + Flower petal excercise is amazing: forget about your job titles, it is about discovering yourself! You are not your job description- Sections about job hunting via the internet is written in a kind of awkward way - at least for younger folks I guess- Section about the religious beliefs of the author is too lengthy (even though it is in the appendix) and basically could be omitted or described in a more spiritual and less religious formMUST READ for contemplating about career and life


  • It didn't really help me realize anything and it makes me wonder why I bother with self help books. It has some good job hunting advice but it really taught me that the only way you're going to find an answer is with yourself and not some outside source.


  • The first thing that comes to mind in reflecting on my experiences with this book, is that I'm happy to have read it, but would have been even more so to have read it during my senior year of college, two years ago, before I decided that freelancing was something that I actually wanted to try. Older, wiser, and more humble, going through the many steps of this self-help book gave me better perspective on how to not only get a job, but one that's worth it. The best aspect of Bolles' work is - arg [...]


  • It is very detailed. It will help you understand your interests, but it will not necessarily help you understand "how" to get that job. Overall, helpful, but I believe understanding what motivates you fundamentally, is more important than the job. Rather, your motives fuel your job search to fit your already growing personality. So what appeals to you today will likely change or grow more specific with "experience". How to get that "experience" when you have limited income is the shortfall of th [...]


  • I was gifted this book and I enjoyed reading it, doing chapter 7,10 and Appendix A helps! offers new perspective. Richard has BA degree in physics from Harvard, and he is a clergyman. The Library of Congress in 1996 named this book as one of 25 that have shaped readers' lives. This book is a practical manual for job hunters and career changers(not your typical self help crap)


  • Really valuable book for anyone looking for a change in their career. How to do it in a non classical way. A book that should be around any professional’s book collection really. I found most valuable the negotiation part of the book it’s really simple, applicable tips how to negotiate salary.


  • It is only as good as the effort you put into filling out the Petal. This whole book is, depending on whether the Petal works for you, either a marketing ploy for the Petal or a well-timed enlightenment for you.


  • Read this for my business class. As a veteran that's just a year out of the military, it was a great eye opener for looking at starting a career not just out of the military, but also as a student. I would totally recommend this book to any of my friends getting out of the military.


  • This is a very useful, practical book, but pretty painful to read - you can get a lot out of it just by skimming through, focusing on the bullets that make sense.



  • Really gave me a lot to think about. Thought of many good ideas. I liked that is was workbook- like and asked questions but helped you work with your answers.


  • The book is nice to read, the advice sounds practical and reasonable. However, I must admit, it has not helped me find the job (yet).*****I started reading this book approximately half a year ago, because I was unhappy with my job. My contract was about to expire and I wanted to make a big change in my career. Somebody has recommended me this book, so I started reading. Looking back, I must say I was horribly naïve at the time. After having read just a few chapters, I was absolutely convinced I [...]



  • There is a reason this book is so popular, and had been in print and updated since it came out. How can something be so universal, so applicable to all job seekers? That's a big question, but trust me, if you are trying to find a new job, this book will have something that can help you. One example is that job hunters and employers are looking for different things, but their roles are unchanged by time. Knowing and being aware of these things will make a difference in how you can job hunt better [...]


  • This is an update to what has became a classic job-search book, providing some of the latest guidance to those who are both looking for a job or seeking a change. The world is still facing economic problems and it is not necessarily as easy as it may have once been to find work, so a book like this aims to give a small edge to the prospective applicant. This reviewer had not seen this book before, so one was able to give it a cold, neutral appraisal and overall one liked what one found. Understa [...]




  • Practical, helpful advice, info, and resources in this edition. The updates made for the current job market are helpful – LinkedIn, Social Media, etc.Though career changers are mentioned, the book mostly feels written towards those just out of school or beginning their search for a job and those who are unemployed for some other reason. More guidance/help for those in current jobs would be helpful since they are facing more time constraints and other similar road blocks when searching for a ne [...]


  • What Color Is Your Parachute? is one of those super-famous books on job hunting. It's updated every year.It's split into two halves. The first half is for the traditional job hunter. It talks about resumes and interviews. It talks about the job market right now, and explains how this process can be slow and difficult and highly inefficient--because, well, resumes just don't work that well, in the long run. But it goes through the process, gives tons of advice, and empathizes with you on the way. [...]



  • When I first received a request from the publisher, Ten Speed Press, to look at this book I was a bit hesitant. The primary reasons was that I’m not looking for a new job.After checking out the press release and reading a bit more about the book’s history I realized this would be an excellent resource regardless of employment status and I’m so glad I read it. I did receive a copy from the publisher and I received no compensation in return for an honest response.Overall, I found this book v [...]


  • This is a great updated book for people who are looking either for a new job, career change or who been out of the workforce for a few years. I like the exercises in the book for finding your dream career. I like how the author helps a person with interviewing questions and how to read in between the lines at what an employer wants.What I didn't like was when the author said everyone in the world is disabled. No, not everyone is. There are tons of people with invisable disabilities that have tro [...]


  • What Color is Your Parachute? is a self-help book designed as a guide for people to help themselves out of a career rut by figuring out what their perfect career is, and how to land a job within that field (or a closely related one.)This book was light, informative reading that made me look twice at how I had been approaching the job market. One of the most compelling ideas, to me, is that employers are just as nervous as job-seekers -- sometimes even more so, when you consider the amount of mon [...]


  • This book has wonderful, practical, and current insights on the steps you need to take to land a job. A new version is released every year. I checked it out of my public library, and liked it so well that I purchased a copy of the 2017 version and had it delivered to my daughter who is graduating from college in May and has started her first career hunt. I wish I had read this book right away in July when I lost my job; it might have shortened my job search. I now have a job offer to start the f [...]


  • I found this to be a helpful guide to job hunting and how to conduct oneself during an interview. I think that Richard N. Bolles does a good job in stressing how competitive the job market has become and what the contemporary job seeker needs to do to get the best job and pay for themselves possible. Some of the information seemed common sense, but some of it was helpful. I even highlighted some parts to review before my next job interview!I received this book from Blogging for Books for this re [...]


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