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Title:
What color is your parachute? 2019 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N. Bolles.
ISBN:
9780399581687
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
342 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents:
It's a whole new world for job-hunters -- There are over ten million vacancies available each month -- Best and worst ways to look for jobs -- Self-inventory, Part 1 -- Self-inventory, Part 2 -- You get to choose where you work -- Google is your new resume -- Sixteen tips about interviewing for a job -- Six secrets of salary negotiation -- Hot to deal with any handicaps you have -- Five ways to choose/change carrers -- How to start your own business -- The orange pages: Appendix A: Finding your mission in life -- Appendix B: A guide to dealing with your feelings while out of work -- Appendix C: A guide to choosing a career coach or counselor -- Appendix D: Sampler list of coaches -- The Final Word: Notes from the author -- About the author -- Index.
Abstract:
"The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers,"
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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Richard Nelson Bolles was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 19, 1927. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He studied chemical engineering for two years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then transferred to Harvard University, where he received a bachelor's degree in physics. After graduation, he decided to become an Episcopal minister. He received a master's degree in New Testament studies from General Theological Seminary in New York and was ordained in 1953.

He had been a clergyman for 18 years when a combination of budget problems and philosophical differences with superiors led to the elimination of his job and his dismissal in 1968 as a pastor at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. After six months of searching, he got a job with United Ministries in Higher Education, an interdenominational church organization that recruited and supported college chaplains across the country. However, when the college chaplains were increasingly being laid off, he decided to help the chaplains find new careers. He was an ordained Episcopal minister until 2004, when he left the ministry.

In 1970, he self-published What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers as a photocopied how-to booklet for unemployed ministers. In 1972, he recast it to appeal to a wider audience and found an independent publisher willing to print small batches so that it could be frequently updated. His other books included How to Find Your Mission in Life and The Three Boxes of Life and How to Get Out of Them. He died on March 31, 2017 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)