What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (Hardcover)
The world's most popular job-search book, with over 10 million copies sold across all annual editions! New for 2017 with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide. In this 2017 edition, career expert Richard N. Bolles presents the latest studies and perspectives on today’s ever-changing job-market, plus a completely updated version of his famed “Flower Exercise” to help job-hunters define who they are and what they want in their ideal job—and life.
This manual reveals practical tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, networking effectively, interviewing with confidence, and negotiating a rewarding salary. Featuring proven strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none, Bolles shares surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.
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 a fulfilling and prosperous life’s work.
About the Author
RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the career development field for more than forty years and has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci.
"One of the 25 books that have shaped readers' lives."
—CENTER FOR THE BOOK, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
“. . . one of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the most popular.”
“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.”
“Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.”
“This is a fantastic tool useful to almost everyone. . . . It’s so darn useful because it is about more than just ‘finding a job.’”
—KEVIN KELLY, AUTHOR OF COOL TOOLS: A CATALOG OF POSSIBILITIES